Local Economy against Poverty

03/27/2009 inRead and Watch, Agrisud’s

Partnership Agrisud - Club Med A partnership agreement was signed between the Club Méditéranée and Agrisud to play an active role in the economic development of regions where it operates. This partnership aims to promote economic and social link between the Club Med villages and their environment, through support for the creation of very small businesses sustainable and close to Club Med villages in the South. Read the press release...read more

03/27/2009 inRead and Watch, Agrisud’s

Agrisud participates to the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul. For the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, the Think tank (re)sources opens the discussion on the following question: what is the link between food security and access to water and sanitation? Given that the world population will increase and reach over 9 billion people in 2050, it is urgent to anticipate the consequences in terms of urban pressure and increase in food needs. The use of irrigation water is…...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

11/24/2008 inAgrisud’s

Robert Lion, Chairman of Agrisud, was elected President of the Board of Directors ofGreenpeace France on November 24. Sylvain Breuzard, Director of the Board of Agrisud, corporate manager and former chairman of Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants, was also elected to Greenpeace France’s Board of Directos. Robert Lion will remain Chairman of Agrisud International....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

09/27/2008 inAgrisud’s

Agrisud team comes together in Millancay, France Over thirty project coordinators and partners of Agrisud from nine countries participated in an internal seminar for three days in Sainte Marthe, a pilot European organic farm managed by Philippe Desbrosses. The objective of the meeting was to exhange experiences within the Agrisud network, and more specifically, share the achievements related to eco-farming as well as partnerships with the NGOs from the South. The presence of over ten local partners of Agrisud helped…...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

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