Local Economy against Poverty

09/07/2007 inFocus on...

Preserving biodiversity Agrisud encourages poor populations in the South to preserve biodiversity: respecting nature’s assets means protecting one’s basic resources. The techniques we use considerably diminish the ecological footprint induced by farming activities. Illustrations:                      ...read more

09/07/2007 inFocus on...

Established in 2001, the GTD (Working Group on Desertification) is a platform of French actors mobilized to combat desertification in the sense of the "United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification " and its implementation. This international agreement, ratified by 191 countries, involves the countries affected by drought, aridness and/or desertification, particularly in Africa. The GTD is a working group animated by the CARI. It is part of the grouping of the CRID (International Research Center for Development) and the French…...read more

09/07/2007 inFocus on...

A year after the disaster, the French Government released a document presenting the relief organizations’ contribution in Sri Lanka. Learn more about Agrisud’s action in the district of Trincomalee Click here to see the PDF file...read more

08/07/2007 inFocus on...

Dans l’étude de la DGCID : « PROMOUVOIR L’EGALITE ENTRE HOMMES ET FEMMES Initiatives et engagements français en matière de genre et développement » AGRISUD propose sa contribution à la réflexion sur la place de la femme dans le développement, à partir de son expérience marocaine de promotion du petit élevage chez les femmes des vallées du Drâa et du Dadès (Y. Huet et E. Ghestem, novembre 2006)....read more

07/07/2007 inFocus on...

Agrisud is conducting a project in Dehra Dun aimed at poverty alleviation by creating 150 small enterprises in the field of aromatic plants. Learn more about this program by reading the article published in the Indian press (click here).  ...read more

12/07/2006 inFocus on...

Since 2005, Agrisud International implements a program to support the agricultural development of suburban Kinshasa (Kinshasa PADAP). This program is run until the end of 2008 in the area of Kimwenza involved two components: the garden perimeters of the valley of the Lukaya and perimeters of Vegetable in Kimwenza. These two components have been financed by the French Cooperation and the European Union. They were financed by Agrisud, the Foundation PHITRUST, Caisses d'Epargne Aquitaine Poitou Charente (CEAPC), and the association…...read more

11/07/2006 inFocus on...

L’agriculture cambodgienne traditionnelle ne satisfait pas les besoins alimentaires de base de ses populations. Si elle emploie 75 % de la main d’œuvre disponible, elle est principalement centrée sur la riziculture. Son développement et sa diversification sont soumis à de fortes contraintes environnementales et techniques. Pour remédier à cette situation précaire, le Cambodge a défini, en collaboration avec les bailleurs de fonds internationaux, un cadre d’intervention pour les actions d’appui à ce secteur-clé. Les axes d’intervention retenus sont :  d’augmenter…...read more

11/07/2006 inFocus on...

The Semi-urban Farming Support Program carried out by Agrisud from 1997 to 2003 in 4 Cambodian provinces addressed 5,500 small-holder farms. After 4 years of existence 85% of them are fully in business. Producing mushrooms in the village of Spean Chreav in the vicinity of Angkor temples is a good illustration of a sustainable economic development process: adapted production systems, market intelligence, dissemination of know-how by “master farmers”, organized professional groups....read more

12/07/2005 inFocus on...

(Français) Un atelier de formation s'est tenu à Sisophon au Cambodge, en décembre 2005, sur le thème des dispositifs, des méthodes et des outils permettant le transfert des innovations pour l'amélioration des systèmes agricoles. Cet atelier a réuni 22 ONG Cambodgiennes intéressées à cette démarche de transfert et désireuses de l'appliquer sur le terrain. Le CFSI et l'Union Européenne, ainsi qu'Agrisud ont soutenu l'organisation de l'atelier....read more

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