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Promotion of sustainable peri-urban agriculture in 5 pilot towns — Abidjan
Historically, Abidjan’s urban and periurban agriculture has always been dynamic. However, it is facing some challenges. The low soil fertility, the depletion and pollution of water resources and the rise of parasites pressure are jeopardizing farming activities that could create income for thousands of families.
This pilot project’s goal is to reinforce the agroecological skills of 25 farming technicians from 15 Ivory professional organizations and NGOs. It supports the creation of a network uniting 90 pilot market gardeners.
They will be able to spread practices and systems to 500 other farmers in Abidjan’s 10 different production sites in 5 towns.
Expected results:500 VSB (Very Small Businesses): 25 participants from 15 organizations (NGOs and PO) trained in good agroecological practices, monitoring system and 500 associate market gardeners. Budget :€68,000 over 2014-2015 Funding :The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs - FSD, Abidjan’s autonomous district, the Local Authorities University and Agrisud Project management :Local Authorities University and support from Agrisud Partnerships :Local Authorities University, NGOs and Ivorian farmer organizations
Promoting Territorialized Agricultural Value-chains – PROFIT Abidjan
However, it is threatened because of: a growing urbanization, a decrease in yields, health and environmental risks linked to the overuse of pesticides and herbicides, a lack of supporting systems...
Manioc is one of the main profitable farmings in Ivory Coast. However, hand-made or semi-industrial processing units of manioc into attiéké (fermented manioc semolina), have low technical and economical performances.
It is within this context that Agrisud takes action, in close collaboration with the authorities of the Autonomous District of Abidjan (ADA), as a part of the PROFIT Abidjan project.
This pilot project, which is part of the AGRITER programme phase II (2021-2023),
takes place in 2 villages from ADA : Adattié and Abiaté 2.
It aims to reinforce the economic and social dynamics conducted by the stakeholders of the territory in order to:
► conceive and implement projects for a sustainable agriculture at a territorial scale, about the food-producing and local attiéké value-chains
► support the food-producing farms in their agroecological transition
►reinforce the performances of processing units
►develop knowledge and know-how in the territory through transfering skills, awareness and advocacy actions
Expected results:300 VSE Budget :€386,480 Funding :AFD, Fonds Pierre Castel Project management :Agrisud Partnerships :Autonomous District of Abidjan
Recycling of unsold food bank products by processing VSES
Expected results:practical study to conduct modelling of processing VSEs. Budget :€139K over 2011-2012. Funding :Fondation Entreprise et Solidarité, Fondation Caritas, Banque Alimentaire Bordeaux Gironde. Project management :BABG, AGRISUD, CSBN - Centre Social Bordeaux-Nord. Partnerships :BABG - Bordeaux Gironde Food Bank, CSBN - Centre Social Bordeaux-Nord, BEM - Bordeaux Business School, Agropole d’Agen.
Supporting the creation of an enterprise foundation ine the Pays de Loire Region
Expected results:1 study conducted into positioning of the project for a Foundation to create VSEs in farming and agribusiness. Budget :€30K over 2012. Funding :Fondation France Champignons. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :non communiqué
Support to set up the “La Ruche” project – Pays Médoc
Expected results:identification of a site to set up the project, financial engineering, design of the organisation. Budget :€32K over 2013. Funding :EU, Aquitaine Regional Council, Gironde Local Council, Pays Médoc. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :Pays Médoc, local municipalities, Chamber of Agriculture, SAFER.
Design of a professional course for the “La Ruche” project – Pays Médoc
Expected results:identification of the support requirements of future market gardeners and design of the training course. Budget :€13K over 2013. Funding :Aquitaine Regional Council. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :CFPPA - Centre de Formation Professionnelle et de Promotion Agricole de Bordeaux Gironde.
Farming test-space “La Ruche du Médoc” — Southern Médoc
In an area where the social and economic situations are contrasted, the “Pays Médoc” wants to build a territorial food system which would respond to an unsatisfied food demand while energizing the local economy and preserving natural resources. The project’s aim is to set up a business incubator, the Medoc Hive, at the heart of the system. Its duties will be to support and help the settling in of truck farmers wishing to valorize their productions on short territorial sectors.
Expected results:Implementation of an incubator for market gardening small businesses within a short food supply chain and installation of 8 farms Budget :€140,000 over 2014-2015 Funding :Foundation of France, Phitrust Foundation, Entreprises and Solidarité Foundation Project management :Agrisud. Partnerships :Pays Médoc, lycée agricole de Blanquefort
Acceptability of farm-environmental practices
Contribution to a research project as part of a consortium involving a research laboratory and a company
As part of a research program led by ADEME, Agrisud is involved in a project which aims to identify the obstacles and levers to the energy and ecological transition of farmers.
Indeed, the results of research conducted by INRA show that intermediate crops can play a positive role in the Carbon and GHG balance, which is why practices must evolve.
The Agrisud team is made up of Aida and the Cesbio laboratory. They are jointly experimenting with two groups of farmers in the Gers in order to build with them practice change models based on their specific situations on their territory.
Expected results:Research project Budget :€5,000 in 2015 Funding :Aïda-Cesbio Project management :Agrisud Partnerships :Aïda, Cesbio
Farm test-space “Agrobiopole” – Metropolis of Metz
Context / Issues:
Metz Métropole is a territory composed half of rural communes of which 50% of the surface is dedicated to agriculture. The Agrobiopole development project is part of the economic development plan of the urban community and aims to reinvest a part of the area (land, brownfields, etc.) by developing innovative and promising agricultural activities.
The Agricultural Testing Area is part of the various projects planned on the Agrobiopole, it is intended to support project leaders in launching their gardening activities by allowing them to test the life-size.
Metz Métropole wanted to have outside expertise to carry out this program, which is why she turned to Agrisud to intervene in advisory support to the project team and its partners.
Agrisud accompanies the structuring oof the support process that will be offered to people wishing to go through the Agricultural Testing Area.
Expected results:(Français) Appui à la mise en place Budget :€4,300 in 2015 Funding :Metz Métropole Développement Project management :Agrisud Partnerships :Metz Métropole Développement
Support in the professionalization at the CFPPA of Bordeaux Gironde
Les formations de Brevet Professionnel de l’enseignement agricole accueillent un nombre important de personnes non issues du milieu agricole et qui souhaitent se reconvertir. Il faut alors repenser la formation et l’accompagnement au projet professionnel qui vise en général la création de sa propre activité.
Le CFFPA de Bordeaux Gironde, qui est particulièrement confronté à cette problématique, a fait appel à l’expertise d’Agrisud pour l’accompagner dans cette démarche.
L’objectif du projet au travers du parcours de professionnalisation consiste à :
- Caractériser la situation de la personne
- Mettre en place différentes modalités pédagogiques pour accompagner les porteurs de projet
- Confronter son projet à des tiers pour éprouver la réalité économique et sociale
Expected results:(Français) 30 stagiaires formés pour entrer dans un parcours de professionnalisation Budget :€ 26,000 Funding :(Français) CFPPA Project management : Partnerships :(Français) Entreprises agricoles, réseau de l'accompagnement à l'installation en agriculture (Chambre d'agriculture, Terre de liens, AGAP)