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Developing local production for tourism, Siem-Reap and Kandal Provinces

Cam1This project aimed to support 225 cammbodgiens producers around Phnom Penh and Siem Reap volles to reate a supply chain of fresh, local products to the large hotels of the Accor group.

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Professionalising periurban agriculture in Pnhom Penh – Prek Ta Lay, Kandal Province

Ta LayThe project "Professionalization of Agriculture in Phnom Penh, Village Prek Ta Lay, Kandal Province" was set out by Agrisud International and its local partner Agri-Cam with funding from the Aquitaine Region.

This project has a duration of 18 months (October 2010-April 2012) was the professionalization of farmers from the village of Prek Ta Lay in a sustainable development of agricultural activities and supply chains in the city of Phnom Penh.

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Diversification of farm production and support to the producers of aromatic plants and spices in Sahaspur block – Northern India – Nord de l’Inde

Inde-FemmeThe context is that of Sahaspur block at the periphery (25 km) Dehra Dun, capital of the state, where traditional agriculture is above all for the poor farmers, a very precarious subsistence farmers often cut off from the market.

The project objective was to sustainably improve the living conditions of the families of poor farmers by supporting them in diversifying their agricultural activities mainly aromatic crops and spices, through an organization of efficient producers.

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Spices production to improve living conditions in Dehra Dun district – North of India

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The goal of the Masraspatti project is to improve the life conditions of 140 poor farmer families, on a long-term basis, in 8 villages of Panchayat. Agrisud and its local partner HARC, assist those families in the development of the cultivation and processing of spice plants like ginger, turmeric, pepper or coriander.

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Food Security for women and poor families of the Viengkham district, Luang Prabang Province

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Forestry and agroecology in the mountains of northern Laos (FORAE I) – Luang Prabang Province

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After a first successful operation between 2009 and 2012, the goal of this project is to keep fighting against the poverty of people living in the mountains in northern Laos. 
For that purpose, the natural resources have to be rehabilitated, safeguarded and valued (water, soil, biodiversity).

The project will also adapt to climate change and mitigate its consequences (agricultural systems’ resilience, reduction of greenhouse gas emission and carbon sequestration).

 

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Enhancing Nutrition of Upland Farming Families (ENUFF) in Oudomxay and Huaphan provinces

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Laos launched its National Nutrition Plan for populations living in isolated mountainous areas where undernutrition still persists.

It is a complex task that requires action on multiple levels and long-term interventions for effective and sustainable results. Agrisud in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) engages in an innovative and dynamic project by means of an integrated approach that links agriculture with nutrition.

Project ENUFF (Enhancing Nutrition for Upland Farming Families) is implemented in 40 mountainous villages. The agricultural aspect of the project has been taken over by Agrisud. Its goal is to improve agricultural techniques thanks to agroecology, to diversify crops and establish marketing sectors. Access to healthy and adequate food is one of the main factors that improve nutrition in Laos.

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Community engagement and livelyhood protection – District Nakai, Nam Theun

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Nakai-Nam Theun is the second largest protected area in Laos for its biological and cultural diversity. The ethnic groups who live there depend largely on the natural resources there for their daily subsistence.

A study was carried out to assess, among other things, the impact of development and conservation actions implemented for more than 10 years by the National Park Management Office. Agrisud participated in the development, implementation and writing of this study, in collaboration with the Livelihood team of the Wildlife Conservation Association and the teams of decentralized offices in the Districts of Nakai, Gnommalath and Khamkert, in the Province of Khammouane .

Funded by the World Bank, it is part of the sub-project "Capacity building of the National Park Management Office to effectively manage the watershed of the protected area". This study made it possible to carry out an agrarian diagnosis, to inventory the natural resources used by the villagers, as well as to identify the shortcomings of past actions and current needs in order to implement priority actions to improve the standard of living. about 7,500 people living in and around the Nakai-Nam Theun protected area.

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