Last update: 9 April 2018

The Research Platform « Production and Conservation in Partnership » (RP-PCP) was formally established in 2007 and renewed in 2010 for another 4 years.

It associates the Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement  (CIRAD),  the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), the University of Zimbabwe  (UZ) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The French Embassy in Harare is also formally associated to the platform.

Cirad is a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues. Cirad is a public industrial and commercial enterprise (EPIC) under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Cirad works with the whole range of developing countries to generate and pass on new knowledge, support agricultural development and fuel the debate on the main global issues concerning agriculture. 
University of Zimbabwe is the premier institution of Higher Education and the largest and oldest University in Zimbabwe. UZ is located in Mount Pleasant, Harare. The University has 10 Faculties; Arts, Education, Law, Commerce, Agriculture, Science, Veterinary Science, Medicine, Engineering, Social Studies. The main faculties involved in the RP-PCP are: the Department of Geography, the Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS), the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, teh FAculty of Animal Production and the Tropical Ecology Programme (TREP).
CNRS or the French National Center for Scientific Research is a government-funded research organisation, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research. CNRS is the largest fundamental research organisation in Europe with researchers in all fields of knwoledge through seven institutes.
NUST or the National University of Science and Technology is the main university of Bulawayo, opened in 1991 and second largest in Zimbabwe. The National University of Science and Technology is made up of 8 Faculties consisting of different departments. The main faculties involved in the RP-PCP is the Forest Resources and Wildlife department in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
The Embassy of France in Zimbabwe is the main supporter of the RP-PCP since 2007. Through its yearly funding to the platform, the Embassy of France participates to post-graduate capacity building and the mitigation of human/nature conflicts at the periphery of protected areas.

Last update: 9 April 2018

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