Local Economy against Poverty

04/30/2015 inField news, Illustrate
The promotion of urban and periurban sustainable agriculture project in periurban area of Abidjan is officially launched!

The promotion of urban and periurban sustainable agriculture project  in 5 pilot municipalities in the District of Abidjan aims to strengthen the capacity of growers to control systems and agro-ecological production practices. This pilot project is being implemented by University Communities with support from Agrisud International, with co-funding from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Social Development Fund – FSD) and the Autonomous District of Abidjan.Abidgan 2

The project launch ceremony was held April 14 in the conference room of the Autonomous District of Abidjan in the presence of the Ivorian authorities concerned, operational and financial partners and civil society organizations involved.

From 15 to 23 April, a Learning Cycle in Agroecology was conducted by Agrisud with the support of logistics by University Communities for the benefit of 24 participants from 15 member CSO partners and future trainers relay for some. This training was held in the Tshanfeto Farm Yopougon.

Abidgan 3Common targets of the project are Port Bouet, Bingerville Yopougon, Abobo and Songon. 90 vegetable producers will be directly relied on vegetable production and 9 accompanied sites to transfer best practices among 500 other producers around them.