Local Economy against Poverty

L’aide publique au développement, nationale ou multilatérale, affiche un sérieux point faible : elle a trop longtemps fait de l’agriculture son parent pauvre. Ce désintérêt a deux raisons : la culture consensuelle qui oriente l'aide reflète le modèle de développement industriel qui a longtemps prévalu dans les pays occidentaux ; à l’autre bout de la chaîne, dans les pays du Sud, les Etats ne regardent quasiment jamais le soutien de leur agriculture comme une priorité. Elle est loin l’époque de Robert…...read more

As climate negotiations opened in Bonn for the COP23, NGOs call on governments to accelerate dialogs to step up to the challenge of climate emergency. "Two years after COP21, COP23 must sow the seeds for a vital amplification of climate efforts from 2018 and beyond. It must be a central moment for all stakeholders involved in the fight against climate change, especially States." Agrisud is a member of Coordination Sud, a signatory to this declaration. Download the document (in French)...read more

10/11/2017 inRead and Watch, Illustrate

Patrick Caron and Jean-Marc Châtaigner offer a critical analysis of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), their interactions and the contradictions they carry. "This multi-faceted approach offers different reading keys and highlights the importance of research to understand SDGs issues, measure the progress of their implementation and design innovative solutions in conjunction with the society." IRD Editions. This book is to be published by IRD Editions....read more

Discover how Agrisud has been innovating for the last 25 years against poverty and what were the highlights of 2016. Read the 2016 annual report Good reading!...read more

05/26/2017 inRead and Watch, Illustrate

Professor Yolande Berton-Ofouémé has just published (Publisher: L'Harmattan) a work of synthesis on the supply of cities and the food issue based on work carried out with Agrisud International. Here is the preface of this book, written by Yvonnick Huet, the Managing Director of Agrisud International. PREFACE Millions of inhabitants will carry on to converge to major cities of Africa. Urbanization is a global phenomenon, an unavoidable transformation of our societies which now has an exponential character. In sub-Saharan Africa, for…...read more

03/06/2017 inRead and Watch, Focus on...

A young farmer like no other... After accompanying many families of small farmers in Haiti, Madagascar, Niger, or in DR Congo... Ivonig Caillaud wanted to undertake in his turn. He settled on the island of Ré to realize his project and concurrently continues his missions for Agrisud International. Local newspaper "Le Tambour d'Ars" followed him for a year: Read the article (in French)...read more

01/27/2017 inRead and Watch, Illustrate

The newsletter "Agricultural Information" went on site to interview our teams around the project "Fruit farming professionalization (phase IV) and securing access to water" in Asni circle, near Marrakech. "The goal is to have an approach of professionalisation in an agroecology logic that leads to autonomy by adapting to climatic conditions." Yvonnick Huet, CEO of Agrisud International. Read the article (french version)...read more

12/21/2016 inRead and Watch, Illustrate

Marielle Court, a reporter for environmental and climate issues at Le Figaro, traveled to Madagascar to visit the site of the Holistic Forest Conservation Program (PHCF), a program jointly led by Etc Terra, WWF and Agrisud International. During her visits to the field, she met Thierry Duplan, our project manager. Deforestation is a major problem in Madagascar, whose forests and its biodiversity are dramatically disappearing. Several actions are being taken within this project, which aims to reconcile forest conservation and…...read more

For its radio show "C'est pas du vent" on Radio France Internationale, which provided an insight into the "Sustainable Oasis" initiative launched by Morocco, Anne-Cécile Bras took advantage of a visit to the palm grove of Marrakech to interview Elphège Ghestem-Zahir, our assistant director of operations, and her team. This tour, organized for COP22 by Agrisud, in partnership with the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection and the Norsys Foundation, enabled several visitors to discover the farm of Mr. Abderrahim,…...read more

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