Local Economy against Poverty

Starting from January 28th, 2021, every Thursday and for 3 weeks, discover the vision of an expert or a professional on “Sustainable Solutions”. This new series completes the 5 videos “Stop aux idées reçues !” (“Stop to preconceived ideas!”) released at the end of 2020 by addressing Sustainable Solutions through 3 areas: academic, politics and company. The first video of this new series : “Climat et agroécologie, le duo gagnant !” (“Climate and agroecology, the winning duo!”) brings in Christian…...read more

At the end of 2020, Agrisud’s scientific partners released the article "Impacts on greenhouse gas balance and rural economy after agroecology development in Itasy Madagascar".*(Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020) This publication, written by the Laboratoire des Radio-isotopes (Research Laboratory), the University of Antananarivo, the IRD (the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) and the Eco&Sols (Joint research unit), confirms that agroecological practices can at the same time, reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and allow the increase of farmers incomes.…...read more

Every Thursday, and for 5 weeks, Agrisud broadcasts on its social media, a 2-minute video presenting a solution "to Produce and Consume better”. Through these videos, Agrisud says "Stop to preconceived ideas!" and highlights key points for developing sustainable agriculture and food systems. The first solution: "Agroecology" was broadcast this Thursday, November 19th on Agrisud's Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Youtube Pages. Let's meet every Thursday to share these sustainable solutions together and make them known to those around you! .…...read more

In 2019, our teams and their partners carried out 33 projects in 14 countries: 4,014 new Very Small family farming Enterprises (VSEs) were thus supported, bringing their cumulative number since 1992 to 71,460. Find in our activity report all the figures and highlights of 2019, such as: the formalization of our "territory" approach to develop sustainable agriculture and territories our membership in the Groupe Initiatives to respond to issues shared with other NGOs Read the report...read more

Seven organizations * of the initiatives Group operating in Madagascar produced a note to testify to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis in their work area. Written on the basis of a collection of around fifty testimonies from producers, project managers, managers of professional organizations, entrepreneurs and managers of technical services, members of local authorities and residents of neighborhoods, the present note has the simple ambition of bringing an empirical light and raising a certain number of questions and reflections…...read more

For the past two years, the Agrisud Board of Directors and the General Management team have been working on the perspectives of the NGO and the evolution of its governance. This led to the election of Joël Lebreton as Chairman last September. Today, Elphège Ghestem-Zahir is appointed Managing Director. Yvonnick Huet hands over to Elphège after having managed Agrisud for 28 years, "the small NGO of a great cause" which he helped to create in 1992 alongside Jacques Baratier, and develop…...read more

The shock caused by the Coronavirus pandemic turns out to be unprecedented in magnitude and seems to be growing day after day as record disruptions are witnessed. These disruptions affect the agriculture and food sector and raise concerns about global food security, while highlighting the structural weaknesses of food systems – these rules and methods of organization that should guarantee food and nutritional security for the population. Such situation highlights the urgent need to make these systems more resilient, more…...read more

The 13 organizations from the “Groupe Initiatives” of which Agrisud is part, have consulted regularly since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, to face, together, the impacts generated here and there. This synergy allows them to elaborate a mutual positioning towards their stakeholders, in order to propose solutions to face challenges and to support Coordination Sud in its actions with public authorities. . "Covid-19 is tragically and immediately giving us information on our future community. We are all world citizens…...read more

Agroecology is a set of agricultural models whose principles and practices can create resilient systems, reducing the vulnerability of populations and enhancing local production. The guide "Agroecology best practices", published by Agrisud, provides the knowledge for the implementation of these systems. A new version of this guide* is now available, ten years after the release of its first edition. . Updated knowledge to better promote agroecology The update of the guide "Agroecology best practices"*, published for the first time in 2010,  has…...read more

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