Pioneering primate research, discoveries in zoonotic diseases and findings published in journals throughout the world – Ivory Coast is leading the way in science in West Africa. It’s the home of the biggest scientific research centre in the region – the Swiss Centre for Scientific Research, CSRS.
It began in 1951 focusing on zoology and botany…and more than 60 years later, its focus has expanded to include food security, nutrition, disease control, the environment and health. But one thing above all, it prides itself on having African scientists at the helm of everything.
The BBC's Tamasin Ford reports from the centre on the outskirts of Abidjan in Ivory Coast. To listen to this report, please click on this link.