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Program of Sustainable Management of Limbé’s watershed (PAD-Nord) – North-Haïti

Aménagement du bassin versant de Limbé, Nord-Haïti

In a context of soil degradation, great socio-economic instability and increasing impoverishment, the actions undertaken aim to protect natural resources, strengthen family agricultural VSEs in the improvement of their production systems and in the management of their activities as well as to structure the agricultural sectors.

Results: 600 farms spread over 300 hectares newly developed have benefited from this project since 2013. These families have seen their profits increase.
120,000 trees and 950,000 slope-fixing plants have been established. Over 20 years, almost 14,000 tonnes of carbon will be sequestered, which is largely beneficial from an environmental standpoint.

This project is part of the multi-country program AGRITER

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ANAMAY Initiative: Waste management in rural areas – Viengkham District

Initiative ANAMAY pour la gestion des déchets en zone rurale au LaosIn Laos, solid waste management is a growing problem in both urban and rural areas. Solid waste is increasingly made up of plastic and especially thermoplastics (polyethylene bags, bottles, etc.), mainly from the food industry, and purchased by households in small village grocery stores that only offer products in small containers.


While the government and development partners are paying more and more attention to improving waste management in urban and peri-urban areas, rural areas are being neglected because they are considered less waste-producing. However, the proliferation of plastics also affects rural communities in terms of health and pollution of natural resources, as they do not have any management and recycling infrastructure.


In many villages, people dump their garbage in rivers or ravines polluting and contaminating water resources. Others burn them near fireplaces without protecting themselves from the toxic fumes they give off. The soils near the villages are strewn with plastic waste which will take more than 400 years to decompose, leaving a thorny problem to be solved for future generations.


Viengkham District: an experimental laboratory

As part of the "ANAMAY Initiative" project, the entire village population of 11 target villages in the Viengkham District (Province of Luang Prabang), that is to say 970 households (5,761 people, including 2,884 women) will be directly concerned by actions aimed at reducing the production of plastic waste, through the realization of awareness sessions in villages and schools, the establishment of a supply network for products sold in bulk and in recyclable containers, as well as the implementation of garbage management plans with village development committees as part of their local development plans.


Around 1,700 students from 16 schools (11 primary schools and 6 colleges) will also be affected thanks to an adaptation of the program for young people and school micro-projects to be set up for better waste management in their schools and villages.


Expected results :


  • Result 1: An awareness and information program adapted to communities
  • Result 2: An awareness and action program adapted to the school public is built and implemented with teachers and the district education office
  • Result 3: The conditions are met for the establishment of a bulk product sales network in the target villages
  • Result 4: Each target village implements its sanitation plan for better management of household waste by the communities
  • Result 5: The feedback from experiences in the Viengkham District and on the projects of other partners are capitalized and available to all
  • Result 6: The Initiative is promoted and implemented on a larger scale by all the partners concerned

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Forestry and agroecology in mountainous area of Northern Laos (FORAE II) – Luang Prabang Province

Foresterie et agro-écologie en zone de montagne au Nord-Laos, Province de Luang Prabang, Laos

The FORAE II project is part of the AGRITER multi-country program. It supports 30 villages of the District of Viengkham: 20 target villages of FORAE I - including 6 model villages and 10 new villages.

The project's objectives :

General objective: Strengthen the economic and social dynamics carried by the actors of the territories to promote sustainable family farming.

Specific objectives :

Strengthen regional players and create the conditions for sustainable development.
Support the agroecological transition of family farming and the structuring of value chains.
Carry out environmental education actions for the sustainable preservation of the territory.


Learn more about the AGRITER program.

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Mahavotra III : Forestry, Agroforestry and Land-Use Planning – Itasy Region

Mahavotra 3 : foresterie, agroforesterie et aménagement du territoire, région Itasy, Madagascar


The Itasy region where the project operates is marked by its agricultural vocation and the proximity of the capital, which allows producers to benefit from numerous outlets. Despite everything, this sector is faced with several problems, including: high volatility in the prices of market garden products linked to production systems centered on rice cultivation; unstable business relationships due to opportunistic and individualistic behavior; and a vulnerability of the natural environment which manifests itself in particular by significant erosion phenomena and therefore a loss of cultivable land.

It is in this context that since 2008 Agrisud International has been supporting the Itasy Region in identifying and implementing solutions to these problems. A collaboration which is part of the Aquitaine-Itasy decentralized cooperation, mobilizing co-financing from AFD and which led to the completion of a 1st phase of the Mahavotra project from 2011 to 2015 then a 2nd phase from 2015 to 2019 continues today with this 3rd phase (2019-2020), integrated into the AGRITER program.

Project's goals

The project aims to develop agriculture through a global restoration of the agro-ecological environment, made possible through the mobilization and strengthening of a local network of service providers and the development of developed land. It also acts to improve the added value of agricultural production by supporting the CRFPA's incubator of agro-processing companies. It incorporates a strengthening of local authorities in their planning and territorial management capacities, so that they can guide regional development actors, in particular by relaying actions to leverage the service system reinforced by the project.

Learn more about the AGRITER program



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