A stinging report, Madagascar: The new Eldorado for Mining and Oil Companies, written by IRESA
(Initiative pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale en Afrique) and published by Friends of the Earth, says in part:
A co-operation agreement between the Higher Agricultural Studies and Research Institution (IRESA
) and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) was signed, on Friday in Tunis, by IRESA
president Abdelaziz Mougou and CIRAD director-general Grard Matheron, under chairmanship of secretary of state to agriculture and water resources minister Abderrazak Daaloul.