Local Economy against Poverty

The Hoàng Liên Cooperative, supported by Agrisud and its partners as a part of the IDEAS* project, has just been launched. Its members, all of them coming from ethnic minorities living in the Hoàng Liên National Park (HLNP), aim to highlight their expertise and to promote local products with a sustainable development approach. . Inauguration of a local and agroecological products’ concept-store within the HLNP After a year of work and learning, the 14 members of the Hoàng Liên Cooperative…...read more

From October 15th to November 30rd will take place the ALIMENTERRE Festival, coordinated by the Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale (CFSI) of which Agrisud is a member. Each year, this festival aims to raise citizens' awareness of agricultural and food issues, in France and around the world, and to promote sustainable and fair food systems. Today's crisis highlight the vulnerability of our food systems. However, solutions exist to produce and consume sustainably, it is high time to consider them and to…...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

The current pandemic is causing difficulties in terms of supply and/or disposal of products. Since the beginning of this crisis, family farms supported by Agrisud, especially in Brazil and Cambodia, have implemented alternatives to their usual marketing methods. The goal: meet the food needs of populations with healthy products. . In Brazil, the Ecoverde cooperative uses WhatsApp to deliver baskets of agro-ecological products Farmers of the Ecoverde cooperative, located in São Paulo, usually sell their products on food markets or…...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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