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Strengthening local supply chains for fresh produce – Rio das Pedras and Sao Paulo

Renforcement de filières locales d'approvisionnement en produits fraisLe partenariat Club Med / Agrisud reflète une volonté du Club Med de renforcer la contribution de ses villages au développement économique local.

Au Brésil, Agrisud et ses partenaires accompagnent deux coopératives pour une mise à niveau de leur offre en produits locaux, dans une perspective d’écoulement auprès de villages de vacances du Club Med :

  • La coopérative COMISFLU auprès du village Rio Das Pedras, depuis 2015
  • La coopérative ECO VERDE  auprès du village Lake Paradise, depuis 2018

L’objectif est de mettre en place et développer une relation commerciale dans laquelle chaque acteur tire profit : une demande régulière et des prix rémunérateurs / des produits locaux, et de qualité agro-écologique à valoriser auprès des clients du Club Med.

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PSANHThe Food Security Programme and the fight against poverty Northern Haiti (PSANH) is part of a decentralized cooperation between the Aquitaine Region (which provides most of the funding) and Limbe Commons Lower Limbe and Lemonade. He was identified and led by AGRISUD International in partnership with VETERIMED.

The Food Security project supports farming households in enhancing their business and agricultural sectors to create an enabling environment for farmers to improve their economic performance (income).

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Boosting the local economy by reinforcing the manioc and groundnut value chains

Haiti arachideBecause some groundnuts and manioc clones can resist to drought they enhance the value of the very dry zone in northeast Haiti. They are part of a local production system responding to the local market’s demand. However identified constraints do not allow them to develop their full potential at the farmers’ expense.

The project’s aim is to sustainably improve the income in Limonade’ and Fort-Liberté’ rural households through stimulated value chains adapted to the agroecological contexts (groundnuts, manioc).

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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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Project to support the rural community of Lombard (City Limbe) for improved drinking water coverage

LombardAn integrated management approach to water resources was proposed in the area of ​​Lombard, which has a drinking water network established there 30 years and sized to supply the whole community but whose condition allows to supply more than 100 families in precarious sanitary conditions.

This approach is to rehabilitate and improve the capture of a source, put a storage device and chlorination and build a drinking water system for the community. To secure the source, infrastructure and stop the runoff excess water in homes, pouring 18ha (farmland 36 producers) will be developed in a process of improvement of production and reforestation systems.

The National Directorate of Water and Sanitation Portable is associated with the entire project to define the appropriate infrastructure and put in place a management by the community.

Eventually 400 families (2000 individuals) will benefit sustainable access to safe drinking water.

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Economic recovery and food safety in the villages of Port-Salut, Roche-à-Bateau, Saint-Jean-du-Sud (phase 2) – South-Haiti

Agroecology and resilience against climate risks


At the end of September 2016, hurricane Matthew hit Haiti causing extensive damage on its southern part. Serious medium- and long-term food crises ensued as a result.

With the support of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region and Léa Nature, Agrisud and its partner, Gradimirh, provided aid to Port-Salut, Saint-Jean du Sud and Roche-à-Bateau, the three most severely hit communities in Haiti.

The first phase entailed urgency actions in order to meet basic food needs for the afflicted families. Priority was given to the recovery of agricultural activities via the restoration of infrastructures and means of production.

The second phase will permit the recovery of the local economy. Producers will be encouraged to adopt agroecology and agroforestry practices for the better protection and management of the land. Agroecology offers a wide range of solutions which lead to reduced risks. Families become more resilient; they can actively manage their land and their environment and rebuild their lives in their own community.

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Development and integrated management of water resources in the Bory and Beaulieu localities – Commune de Bas Limbé

Aménagement et gestion intégrée de la ressource en eau dans les localités de Bory et de BeaulieuLes localités de Bory et Beaulieu se situent dans des zones enclavées soumises aux inondations et à des problèmes d’érosion. L’objectif du projet est d’améliorer les conditions de vie des populations par la sécurisation et la valorisation de la ressource en eau.

L’approche basée sur la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau adoptée par Agrisud et son partenaire GRADIMIRH, permet d’assurer en même temps les besoins en eau potable et en eau agricole en préservant le Bassin versant. Un dispositif d’adduction d’eau potable et d’irrigation de petites parcelles maraîchères a été mis en place. L’aménagement du Bassin versant a permis de sécuriser la source et les infrastructures tout en maintenant une activité agricole performante. Grâce à la coordination de plusieurs partenaires et à l’implication des communautés, une gestion durable de l’eau potable est mise en œuvre.

400 familles bénéficient désormais d’un accès à l’eau potable à partir de 2 bornes fontaines. 13 ha de terres sont valorisés et protégés selon les principes agro-écologiques. Les organisations locales sont renforcées pour la gestion durable de cette ressource rare.

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