CATIE provides recognition to Olivier Roupsard for its research on agroforestry systems with coffee
- The research was conducted through joint cooperation with CIRAD and CATIE during ten years
July 10th, 2017. The General Directorate of CATIE (The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) recognized Olivier Roupsard on July 4th for his outstanding research, which he carried out for 10 years at the institution's headquarters in Turrialba, Costa Rica. This on the framework of cooperation between CATIE and the Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD).
His research is considered cutting-edge and consisted on quantifying carbon flows and ecosystem services in agroforestry systems with coffee. In this sense, Roupsard led the development of models to evaluate ecosystem services in these systems and these models are being used at national and regional level to promote sustainable and low emission agroforestry systems.
In a ceremony to acknowledge this important work, Muhammad Ibrahim, Director General of CATIE presented a plaque of recognition to Roupsard. He thanked him for his years of work and dedication, as well as expressing his interest in seeking alternatives to develop South-South cooperation with CIRAD.
Roupsard works for CIRAD and holds an Agricultural Plant Science, Environmental Science, Water Science PhD. From July, he will stop working at CATIE headquarters, as he will take up a new position within CIRAD in Senegal.
Karla Salazar Leiva
Office of Communication and Advocacy