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The new French Scientific Committee on Desertification (2017-2019)


Published: 20 April 2017

Robin Duponnois (IRD microbiologist and LSTM Director - Laboratory of Tropical and Mediterranean Symbioses) is the new CSFD President. He succeeds Richard Escadafal who fulfilled this position for the past 6 years (2011-2016).

The 18 CSFD members are all scientific personalities of the desertification and land degradation combat. They come from various specialties of the main relevant institutions and universities.

The new Committee will meet during the seminar on “dryland sustainable management and most promising agroecological practices assessment” organized for its 20th anniversary, (20th of June 2017, AFD headquarters, Paris) (on invitation only).

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