Local Economy against Poverty

12/07/2008 inFocus on...

The project Tambiroa "support the reduction of food insecurity in the south of Madagascar" was conducted from January 2006 to January 2009 in the region of Anosy, Fort Dauphin District . During these three years the project team has implemented various activities concerning the improvement of agricultural systems and practices. CARE International in Madagascar, through its South Program, was the prime contractor for the Action. Agrisud International has provided its expertise in sustainable economic development focusing on small businesses and…...read more

08/07/2008 inFocus on...

It will never be repeated enough that Niger regularly and increasingly faces sever food crises. The causes of such recurrent crises are not solely due to pluviometry or insect attacks … An essential program for Niger : Food Security and Local Economic Developement (SADEL)...read more

05/07/2008 inFocus on...

Objective Transfer Agrisud’s know-how and experience in managing small-holder, economically viable development programs to players in charge of such projects. Through conceptual presentations and methodological approaches, the Capacity Building Program conveys best management practices in Agrisud’s area of expertise. Participant profile The training addresses specifically: Development program managers within organizations, foundations, government entities Local NGO executives Program structure Modular format composed of 10 full days. The participants can enroll in the full program or take the modules individually. Location Upon…...read more

03/07/2008 inFocus on...

Eco-farming in brief According to Vincent Ribier and Michel Griffon (CIRAD*), eco-farming is an alternative to current conventional farming schemes. It aims to develop sustainable agricultural methods that are eco-friendly, economically efficient and promote social equity. Eco-farming involves agricultural practices combining productivity with minimal ecological footprint and sustainable management of natural resources. Eco-farming pursues three goals: improvement of the environmental conditions : diminish pollution resulting from farming activities, carbon sequestration sound use of natural resources necessary for food production :…...read more

02/07/2008 inFocus on...

Alleviating poverty through aromatic plants in Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India CONTEXT In Dehra Dun, traditional agriculture essentially serves the subsistence of the poor farmers and is often cut off from the market. The majority of the families live under the poverty line. OBJECTIVE  The project is aimed at improving the living conditions of a over a hundred poor farmer families by helping them to diversify their activity through aromatic plants. PARTNERS (2005-2007)   On the field : AGRISUD, HARC (Himalayan…...read more

02/07/2008 inFocus on...

Food security and fighting poverty in the Drâa et du Dadès valleys, Morocco CONTEXT The oasis context in Southern Morocco has been responsible for poor living conditions for a number of years. Access to water is becoming increasingly difficult and agriculture can no longer satisfy the needs of the local populations: rural areas are being increasingly abandoned. OBJECTIVE The project is aimed at improving living conditions for 300 poor farmer families in the Drâa et du Dadès valleys by creating…...read more

12/07/2007 inFocus on...

Improve food security for vulnerable populations A major challenge that the world must tackle is offer the poor access to food. Poverty leads to food insecurity. Hunger and malnutrition are the root causes of numerous deficiencies and diseases… The poor suffer from insufficient production means: land, water, revenues to satisfy basic nutritional needs… For Agrisud, the stakes are twofold: facilitate access to food and enhance production to generate regular income. 3 illustrations : NIGER / Dosso, Tahoua, Diffa Regions Objective…...read more

11/07/2007 inFocus on...

Given the quality of the soil and the climate, humid tropical zones are particularly vulnerable to rapid degradation as a result of inadapted farming techniques. Traditionally, the population uses slash and burn methods which destroy forest cover. Today, in face of climate change and socio-economic evolutions, this type of agriculture can no longer satisfy the population’s needs. New types of farmers are emerging seeking innovative solutions adapted to the changing context. An alternative solution exists. Farming on permanent vegetable cover…...read more

09/07/2007 inFocus on...

Article written by Robert LION and published in Le Monde dated September 18, 2007:  Click here to read the article (in French)...read more

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