CIRAD (Agricultural Research Centre for International Development) is a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues. With those countries, it works to generate new knowledge, support agricultural development, and contribute to the debate on the main global issues concerning agriculture, food and rural territories. CIRAD has a global network of partners and regional offices, from which it conducts joint operations with more than 90 countries. It has a staff of 1800, including 800 researchers. It has an annual budget of 214 million euros, with two thirds provided by the French government.