Local Economy against Poverty

This welcome initiative, led by Cécile Bruère and people motivated by the arrival of a new age in agriculture, just extend the pilot actions carried out by Agrisud on this territory since 2012, in particular the project "Ruche du Médoc" (Hive Médoc). The association aims to support and develop the activity test based on an agricultural activity. It accompanies people in their professionalization process and their integration into the territory according to the specificities of each project promoter. It is particularly aimed…...read more

Last December, Agrisud International and its partners (AIM1, CIRAD2, MPE3) organized the launch of new product sales in several markets in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. The purpose of this operation was to promote the products of agroecology. Agroecology to "Feed the capital" Urban and peri-urban agricultural activity in Antananarivo is important and contributes in supplying the city. However, production conditions are precarious and trade chains are rarely organized. The ASA (Agro-Silviculture around Antananarivo) program, funded mainly by the European Union,…...read more

12/30/2016 inAgrisud’s, Illustrate

These smiles make us proud of our values and our results in the field. They give us hope and optimism in this disruptive world. They encourage us to face new challenges that will help reduce poverty and its blatant consequences today. Agrisud International teams wish you a very beautiful year 2017!...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

11/15/2016 inAgrisud’s, Event, Illustrate

On Tuesday, November 14th, oasis and sustainable development were discussed at COP22. On this occasion, Agrisud International hosted the "Oasis and Drylands" stand where they experienced a record crowd. Our Assistant Director of Operations Elphège Ghestem-Zahir was the moderator of a workshop on "better living in the oasis" to which Marc Gastambide, a member of Agrisud International board of  directors, attended. Finally, Yvonnick Huet, our Manging Director, attended the launch of the Moroccan initiative "Sustainable Oasis".  ...read more

11/15/2016 inAgrisud’s, Event, Illustrate

Sunday, November 13th "Mobilization of hoteliers in the face of climate disruptions: exchanges around the establishment of eco-responsible supply chains" We organized and hosted this side event which provided a forum for exchanges between: hoteliers-restaurateurs, producers of Asni and the palm grove of Marrakech and development support structures (Agrisud, Norsys Foundation,  Mohammed VI Foundation for environmental protection). The interest of a multi-stakeholder mobilization has been highlighted in order to succeed in these initiatives to set up supply chains. The producers have…...read more

11/12/2016 inAgrisud’s, Event, Illustrate

The Rendez-vous with Agrisud International not to be missed from November 14th to 17th at the COP22 in Marrakech: November 14th - Screening-debate: How to act in territories disrupted by climate change? [November 14th: Launching of the "Sustainable Oases" initiative organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco and which we will attend] November 16th and 17th - "Agroecology" tour in the palm grove of Marrakech November 17th - Conference-debate: Agro-ecological transitions in rural and peri-urban territories in Africa, the…...read more

11/11/2016 inAgrisud’s, Event, Illustrate

Two visits were organized this Thursday, November 10th in the palm grove of Marrakech for the participants in the COP 22. 30 people in 2 groups were able to discover and exchange on the good agroecological practices implemented by the farmer M. Abderrahim. The project of strengthening and sustainable development of the agricultural activities set up in this zone has accompanied him in this direction. This project is implemented by Agrisud International and its partner the Norsys Foundation. It is…...read more

11/11/2016 inAgrisud’s, Event, Illustrate

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, we took part in the side event organized by MASEN on the theme of solar energies and their impact on agriculture at a local level, thus ensuring the food security of the populations in the area concerned. As part of its local development policy, the MASEN agency has been supporting since 2014 a project to support the local economic activities carried out by the families of Ghassate Commune. This municipality harbors the 1st solar energy complex…...read more

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