Local Economy against Poverty

06/27/2009 inAgrisud’s, Field news

Since July 2008, Agrisud involved in the Itasy Region in Madagascar, through co-financing by the Region Aquitaine, in the framework of decentralized cooperation with the Region Itasy. One year after the action started, the farmers who are involved in the project "support the professionalisation of agriculture in the region Itasy" received the French ambassador, Jean Marc Chataigner, accompanied by the Regional Delegate for European and International Affairs for the Aquitaine Region, Laurent Rey Lescure, and Guillaume Debrie, the desk officer…...read more

03/27/2009 inRead and Watch, Field news

The Transmarocaine Raid and m2m Group support Agrisud development activities in Morocco as equipping a well in a village of Skoura Palmtree, which will benefit 48 farmers families. The Transmarocaine is an orienteering course which runs from 7 to 14 March 2009 between Ouarzazate and Marrakech. Alongside the sporting challenge, solidarity activities are supported by business partners. The group m2m Casablanca, financed the equipment of a well for agricultural use (electric and irrigation pipes for a total of 48 500…...read more

12/27/2008 inAgrisud’s, Field news

One session of the Agrisud Capacity Building Program for NGOs was held in Battambang (northern Cambodia). With the support of AGRICAM, Agrisud NGO partner in Cambodia, this session was attended by 11 Cambodian NGOs, one Indian NGO and one Sri Lankan, all working in development and involved in support the creation of Very Small Enterprises (TPE) or income-generating activities (AGR). During 12 days, 19 participants have worked and discussed the methods and diagnostic tools for identifying and planning an action, as well…...read more

11/19/2008 inAgrisud’s, Field news

During the National Week of International Solidarity in France, the Aquitaine Region organized a Development and Solidarity day on November 19. The highlight of the day was the inauguration of Reza’s photo exhibition covering Agrisud’s operation in the Draa and Dades Valleys in Morocco. The program “Food security and fighting poverty in the Draa and Dades Valleys” was conducted in cooperation with AMAID, a Moroccan association. It was the result of decentralized cooperation between the Aquitaine Region and the Souss Massa Drâa…...read more

10/27/2008 inAgrisud’s, Field news

Agrisud, GoodPlanet.org and WWF France reinforce their environmental action in partnership with the financial community. [caption id="attachment_1971" align="alignright" width="200"] 3 N.G.Os. CEO : Yann Arthus-Bertrand (GoodPlanet), Daniel Richard (WWF France), Robert Lion (Agrisud International)[/caption] NYSE Euronext* and BNP Paribas announced the launch of the Low Carbon 100 Europe® Index** in partnership with the N.G.Os. This index identifies and measures the performance of 100 largest European companies with the lowest carbon footprint in their respective sectors: on average, their carbon missions are…...read more

09/27/2008 inAgrisud’s, Field news

Eradiquer la malnutrition par François Danel (Directeur Général d'Action Contre la Faim), Yvonnick Huet (Directeur Général d'Agrisud International) et Philippe Levêque (Directeur de Care France) Alors que s'ouvre la session plénière de l'ONU dédiée à l'examen de l'avancée des Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement (OMD), il est désormais clair que la situation socio-économique d'une partie croissante de la population mondiale empire. Les chiffres de l'Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) l'attestent : "Le nombre de personnes…...read more

07/27/2008 inAgrisud’s, Field news

Agrisud has launched two new developement programs in Madagascar Professionalising agricultural activity in the Itasy Region. The objective is to implement training and professionalisation actions to help improve sustainable production. The Aquitaine Region provides the project with financial and institutional support within the framework of decentralized cooperation with the Itasy Region. Periurban agricultural in Antanarivo. The program is aimed at developing urban and periurban farming systems to improve the supply of fruits and vegetables in the markets of the capital. The project…...read more

04/27/2008 inAgrisud’s, Field news

By Robert Lion, chairman, and Stéphane Hessel, board member  Published in Le Monde on April 23 2008 The food crisis faced by the poor countries reveals the degradation of a long standing dramatic situation: over 1 billion people in Africa, Latin America and South Asia suffer from severe malnutrition. Feeding themselves once or twice a day with a few hundred calories is their prime preoccupation every single day. The causes of this deterioration have been widely explained. Yet, one important…...read more

03/27/2008 inAgrisud’s, Field news

Since 2005, Agrisud and the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation have been supporting 140 farmers in diversifying their activity through aromatic plants in Northern India (Sahaspur block, Dehra Dun district, Uttarakhand State). With the help of a local NGO partner, the Himalayan Action Research Centre, these farmers now produce and transform lemon grass in a common distillery, and market this essential oil locally. These farmers are now officially a « farmers’ company » known as «Pachava Dun agri & aromatics producers». Their…...read more

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