French West Indies-French Guiana
With its two sites in Guadeloupe and Guiana, the Centre well represents the agri-environmental issues specific to island and continental conditions in tropical regions. Its teams are organised in multidisciplinary consortia which can respond to the regional challenges of reinforcing food and environmental safety under the innovative concept of science and impact. The vulnerability of tropical agroecosystems means that the Centre offers an excellent laboratory to analyse how the climate is changing in response to current planetary shifts, and most particularly the conversion of conventional to ecologically intensive agriculture. Through its policy of welcoming doctoral students and postdoctoral scientists, the Centre is also closely involved in training in and through research for young people in the Caribbean and intertropical regions.