Laboratoire Population-Environnement-Développement (LPED)

The LPED is a Joint Research Laboratory (Provence University / Institut de Rercherche pour le Développement). It carries out activities of research, training and expertise with a focus on the relations and dynamics between populations, environment and development. The team includes around forty researchers and fifty PhD students from diverse disciplines (demography, ecology, socio-anthropology, economics, geography, agronomy)

French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)

Research center of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French Institute of Pondicherry carries out research expertise and training missions in South and South-East Asia in the fields of indology, social sciences and ecology. The RUME project takes place within the research programme “Labour, finance and social dynamics” (Social Sciences Department)

Markets, Organisations, Institutions and Operator’ Strategies (MOISA)

The MOISA is composed by SupAgro Montpellier, INRA, CIHEAM, CIRAD, IRD. MOISA is a public research laboratory working in the field of social sciences (economics, management, socio-anthropology). This laboratory is a rich breeding ground for reflection on similar subjects but in different geographical and developmental contexts (France, European Union, Euro-Mediterranean area, developing countries).

FARM Foundation

The aim of the founders of FARM is to put their experience, their analytic capabilities and their capacity for action at the disposal of these new agricultural actors. Bringing their capabilities to bear on agricultural production should lead to the development of new approaches and contribute to the development of sustainable agriculture at the world level. The foundation FARM is concerned with all developing countries, with a special emphasis on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the African-Caribbean-Pacific Countries (ACP) with which the European Union (EU) maintains a special partnership.

Centro de investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social (CIESAS)

CIESAS is the most renowned research center in anthropology in Mexico. The range of research areas are also highly diversified (religion, communities, education, medicine, etc.), with a strong focus on rural and indigenous areas. The collaboration will be done specifically with the team “economic anthropology”, which has developed over the last twenty years a bulk of research in three areas closely connected to the present project (among other areas of interest): money, debt and finance; actor-oriented analysis of development, rural migration.

Centre national de la Recherche Appliquée au Développement Rural (FOFIFA)

FOFIFA is the national research center in applied research for rural development in Madagascar. It was created in 1974 and is the most important research institution in rural development in Madagascar. The range of research areas is large, from agri-food systems to technical methodologies improving productivity while ensuring sustainable development. Since 2000, the social sciences department of the FOFIFA has developed a close collaboration with three members of the research team (Bouquet, Roesch, Wampfler) for a joint research and expertise programme focusing on the impacts of rural microfinance in Madagascar.