The Avaclim project supported by CARI aims to promote the agroecological transition in 7 countries affected by climate change. 80 international experts in development and research were gathered at the beginning of February to work in this direction.
Acting for the agroecological transition in dry areas: an international challenge
The countries located in dry areas have to face the difficulties due to climate imbalances.
Agreocology is one of the solutionsto cope with these changes and ensure the food and nutritional security of the people. Many agroecological initiatives already exist in these areas but they are not enough to operate a transition at a large scale.
Avaclim aims to create the necessary conditions in order to develop agroecology in 7 countries affected by these issues: Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ethiopia, South Africa, Morocco, Brazil and India.
A needed coordination to evaluate agroecology in different contexts
CARI brought together many operators (development practitioners, farmers and scientists) that it rallies to carry out many actions:
- to reinforce the sharing of knowledge practitioners acquired on the field;
- to evaluate agroecological initiatives;
- to implement a plea based on this sharing of knowledge and evaluation.
The working groupe organized at the beginning of February in visioconference gathered 80 scientists and agroecological practitioners. It allowed to do a first guidance on the method used to evaluate the agroecological initiatives of the project on the basis of common and specific criteria.
The conception of this common method is complex in light of the diversity of contexts.
The data gathered by this method, after being processed and analysed, will allow to scientifically document the results and the effects of the agroecological transition and to make a plea on the importance of its promotion in dry areas.