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Fighting against the deforestation of the Miombo forest – Gilé’s National Reserve – Zambezia province
Agroecology and fight against deforestation
The Miombo forest close to the National Reserve of Gilé (province of Zambezia) is imminently threatened by slash-and-cut farming.
Since 2014, in order to fight against the degradation of the forest, the project intends to bring about sustainable economic and social development in favour of the neighbouring populations. Thanks to an agricultural model based on the practices of agroecology, natural resources are protected and revenue is produced for the local families.
The project enables 8 communities to create their own group for the common management of the area’s natural resources. It also contributes to disseminate practices against deforestation and land degradation, as well as to establish local value-added production sectors.
All development actions take place in close cooperation with the local communities.
Expected results:535 VSE (Very Small Entreprises) Budget :€542,000 over 2014-2017 Funding :AFD-FFEM, IFAID Project management :IGF (leader), Agrisud on the topics of agriculture and community development Partnerships :Etc Terra, IFAID, IGF
Access to drinking water for poor populations by supporting the creation of VSEs around Niamey and Dosso
In order to make this possible, the project supports the creation of a farming VSE to generate income and also an acceptable social price to access the drinking water’s public service.
Expected results:currently being identified. Budget :300 000 € in 2 years. Funding :Veolia Environnement, others. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :AGRIDEL - Agriculture et Développement Local, SEEN – Société d’Exploitation des Eaux du Niger.
Supporting sustainable development of agriculture value chains in North Kivu, North Kivu Province
Expected results:1,680 agricultural VSEs supported. Budget :€1,889K over 2009-2013. Funding :European Union, CFAO, Biochem, AGRISUD. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :SYDIP - SYndicat de Défense des Intérêts des Paysans, CAVTK, France Volontaires.
Supporting sustainable development of farming activities and value chains in Luozi, Bas-Congo Province
The Territory Luozi is a very rural and populated area. Farming activities occupy the majority of the people. 60% of the local production (cassava, groundnuts, maize, beans...) is intended for markets in large cities of Bas-Congo and Kinshasa.
The project’s goals are to:
- Strengthen systems and farming practices by promoting agroecology among 2,000 farming families.
- Develop animal traction and create Professional Groupings for Animal Traction (GPTA).
- Improve marketing conditions to facilitate the supply of large cities (rural markets, trails and bridges, supporting transports)
- Promote income-generating activities in the livestock production sector (goats, pigs and poultry) and the handicraft production of palm oil.
Expected results:2,000 agricultural VSEs supported. Budget :€2,676K over 2010-2014. Funding :European Union, VVV - Villages et Villes à Vivre, Office congolais des routes, CTB - Coopération Technique Belge. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :CRAFOD - Centre Régional d’Appui et de FOrmation pour le Développement, France Volontaires.
Support to inputs and fishing equipments commercialization – Muanda coastal area – Bas Congo province
In Muanda’s coastal area in the Bas-fleuve District, Province of Bas-Congo, fishing is the only income-generating activity.
After a first action from 2010 to 2012 to improve the marketing of fishing goods on urban markets (Boma, Matadi, Kimpese and Kinshasa), Agrisud now supports the Muanda Fishing Association Coordination Agency (CAPM) to set up a supply of inputs and fishing gears.
An input and fishing gear shop will be open for the benefit of the CAPM’s 1500 members.
Expected results:An organised circuit for marketing products from fishing, 160 VSB (Very Small Businesses) supported. Budget :€190,000 over 2015-2016 Funding :CGO Company and AGRISUD Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :CAPM (Coopérative des Associations des Pêcheurs de Muanda)
Sustainable agriculture and farming supply chain professionalization in Mayombe – Bas-Congo province – Lukula and Tshela territories
The purpose of the project is to fight poverty in rural areas affected by climate change and deforestation.
The food security of the people living in these areas can be improved and local markets can be supplied thanks to a sustainable increase of agricultural production (food crops, coffee, market gardening and small breeding) and with a strong marketing.
Thus there will be a better environmental management of productive spaces.
Expected results:2.300 VSE (Very Small Entreprises) supported, “Petit Kwilu” coffee distribution circuit, environmental management consulting system. Budget :€2,460,000 over 2012-2017 Funding :Agrisud, BNPP, Caritas Foundation, CRAFOD, ERAIFT, European Union, IFAID (Institute for training and support to development initiatives) Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :Agridev, Café Africa International, CRAFOD, ERAIFT, Etc Terra, IFAID
Support to coffee producers project in the sustainable recovery of the small Kwilu coffee sector – DR Congo
The objective of this one-year project is the sustainable increase of agricultural production (polyculture food, coffee Petit Kwilu) and strengthening marketing channels, in the interests of better environmental management of productive spaces, in the territories of Lukula Tshela and the District of Lower Congo DR Congo.
Expected results:250 producer families set up new plots of coffee trees in association with food crops and 8 coffee processing units are established and sustainably managed Budget :€ 79.865 Funding :To find Project management :Agrisud International Partnerships :CRAFOD, Café Africa International
Support to producers in the implementation of improved units of palm oil extraction in DR Congo
The objective of this project is six months to sustainably improve the incomes of small farms Lukula and Tshela in the District of Lower Congo DR Congo, for the implementation of improved oil extraction units palm.
Expected results:50 producer families set up new oil palm plots in association with food crops and 5 units improved palm oil extraction are implemented and managed by a management committee.... Budget :€ 29,000 Funding :To find Project management :Agrisud International Partnerships :CRAFOD
Strenghtening family farms and food security — Mbour Department
In the Mbour Department the agricultural development is very limited because of the difficult physical and climate conditions, the strong competition that imported products represent and also weakened family farms.
Therefore, the purpose of the project is to help those family farms face environmental challenges, also caused by climate change, and socio-economical constraints, such as integrating local markets. It should contribute to food security in rural communities and cities.
Expected results:110 VSB (Very Small Businesses) supported (quantitative and qualitative improvement in production), distribution chains organized, 5 support organizations reinforced and 1 network of farming supervisors created to spread agroecology. Budget :€54,000 over 2013-2015 Funding :Club Méditerranée, CFSI, Ensemble Foundation, Foundation of France, Samaane Association Project management :Agrisud Partnerships :JAPPOO Développement
Boosting local fresh produce supply chains for Club Med in Mbour, Senegal
In order to improve its positive effect on the local economy and its own local integration, the Club Med wishes to increase the part of local purchases in its global purchases.
Its partnership with Agrisud started in November 2008 to achieve this goal. The Saraba village, in the Mbour Department has been chosen to implement this process.
Expected results:40 market-gardening VSEs trained to good agroecological practices; 40 improved farms with a diversified production and a better marketing of their local products Budget :€23,000 over2009-2011 Funding :Club Méditerranée Project management :Agrisud Partnerships :JAPPOO Développement