Le Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement

CIRAD is a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues. The total number of employees is 1800 including 800 researchers. CIRAD is present in more than 90 countries with twelve regional offices and has a global network of partners. CIRAD bases its operation on development needs, from field to laboratory and from a local to global scale. Its activities involve life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences applied to agriculture, food, natural resource management and society. AGIRs unit (Animal and Integrated Risk Management) develops research on analyses and management of sanitary risks which make communities, societies or agro-ecosystems more fragile. The range of expertise goes from analytic to evaluative epidemiology, social sciences (socio-economic issues) and simulation, modelling.

Role in the project

WP 1, 2, and 5 participant | Leadership of WP5 | Development of conceptual framework | Development of system designs for early detection of disease | Development of evaluation framework | Facilitate communication with French policy makers and other stakeholders (collaboration with ANSES) | Provision of French data for case studies (collaboration with ANSES) | Access to case study data from outside EU | Carry out case-studies on real data from the French surveillance programme as well as from case study countries from outside EU in WP 2 and 5 (collaboration with INRA) | Facilitate interdisciplinary aspects of project | Development of e-learning material and moderation of the discussions in the online support service for CAP and CAHP in WP 7.

Key-persons assigned to RISKSUR

Dr Marisa Peyre

Graduated in biotechnology engineering (Bordeaux, France) │ PhD in Immunology (London, UK) │ Additional training in Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics (London, UK), Evaluative Epidemiology (Paris, France), Vaccinology (IP, Paris) │ Currently epidemiologist at AGIRs, CIRAD in the field of infectious diseases in tropical countries, coordinating the REVASIA research program in SEA, hosted at the National Institute for Veterinary Research (NIVR) (Hanoi,Vietnam) │ Expert member of the OFFLU OIE/FAO influenza network │ Key expertise on evaluation of animal disease management systems (surveillance and control), animal health economics and participatory epidemiology.

Dr Flavie Goutard

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France) │Master in Epidemiology and Public Health (London, UK) │ Formerly working as a veterinarian in the field of infectious diseases epidemiology in tropical countries at CIRAD (France) │ She is also adjunct professor at Kasetsart University (Bangkok, Thailand) │Her recent research has focussed on participatory epidemiology, evaluation of surveillance and the improvement of zoonotic diseases detection by risk-based methodology.

Dr Vladimir Grosbois

Graduated from the University of Montpellier II │PhD in biology of population and ecology (Montpellier II, France) │ Formerly working as a biostatistician and data analyst at CIRAD (France) │His research activities focus on epidemiological dynamics of pathogens affecting wild and domestic animals, and to a lesser degree humans │ Another aspect of his current research activities is the development of an analytic method for the evaluation and optimization of animal diseases’ surveillance strategies.

Clémentine Calba

PhD Student at CIRAD in Montpellier (France) and University of Liège (Belgium) │ Master in epidemiology, surveillance and animal health in Southern countries (Montpellier, France) │ Currently working in the fields of animal diseases surveillance, evaluation of surveillance and participatory approaches.


Other relevant projects

LinkTADs Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in EU and China

ASForce Targeted research effort on African swine fever

Relevant Publications

  1. Bellet, C., Vergne, T., Grosbois, V., Holl, D., Roger, F., Goutard, F., 2012. Evaluating the efficiency of participatory epidemiology to estimate the incidence and impacts of foot-and-mouth disease among livestock owners in Cambodia. Acta Tropica 123, 31–38. doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.03.010
  2. Calba, C., Ponsich, A., Nam, S., Collineau, L., Min, S., Thonnat, J., Goutard, F.L., 2014. Development of a participatory tool for the evaluation of Village Animal Health Workers in Cambodia. Acta Tropica 134, 17–28. doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2014.02.013
  3. Goutard, F.L., Paul, M., Tavornpanich, S., Houisse, I., Chanachai, K., Thanapongtharm, W., Cameron, A., Stärk, K.D.C., Roger, F., 2012. Optimizing early detection of avian influenza H5N1 in backyard and free-range poultry production systems in Thailand. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 105, 223–234. doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2011.12.020
  4. Vergne, T., Calavas, D., Cazeau, G., Durand, B., Dufour, B., & Grosbois, V. (2012). A Bayesian zero-truncated approach for analysing capture–recapture count data from classical scrapie surveillance in France. Preventive veterinary medicine, 105(1), 127-135. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2012.02.014.
  5. Vergne, T., Grosbois, V., Jobre, Y., Saad, A., El Nabi, A. A., Galal, S., Kalifa M. & Peyre, M. (2012). Avian influenza vaccination of poultry and passive case reporting, Egypt. Emerging infectious diseases, 18(12), 2076. doi: 10.3201/eid1812.120616.
  6. Moussiaux NA, Binot A, Chaudron M, Goutard F, Roger F, Peyre M. 2011 Evaluation socio-économique de la surveillance en santé animale: principes et perspectives. Rapport CIRAD-AFD, 41pp Online access: http://revasia.cirad.fr/publications/rapports
  7. Vergne T, Grosbois V, Jobre Y, Saad A, AbdelNabi A, Galal S, Kalifa M, Abdelkader S, Dauphin G, Roger F, Lubroth J, Peyre M. Avian influenza vaccination of poultry and passive case reporting, Egypt. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 2012 Dec [16/11/12]. http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1812.120616
  8. Desvaux S, Grobois V., Pham T.T.H. , Nguyen T.D.,.Fenwick S, Roger F, Ellis T., Peyre M. Evaluation of the vaccination efficacy against H5N1 in domestic poultry in the Red River Delta in Vietnam. Epidemiology and Infection, Available on CJO 2012 doi:10.1017/S0950268812001628
  9. Trevennec K , Cowling BJ, Baudon E, Martineau GP, Peyre M, Roger F (2011) Swine Influenza surveillance in East and South East Asia: a systematic review; Animal Health Research Reviews 12(2);213-223
  10. Peyre M, Samaha H, Mannoken YJ, Saad A, Abd-Elnabi A, Galal S, Ettel T, Dauphin G, Lubroth J, Roger F, Domenech J (2009). Avian influenza vaccination in Egypt: limitations of the current strategy. J Mol Genet Med, 3(2), 198-204