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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.

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Access to drinking water for poor populations by supporting the creation of VSEs around Niamey and Dosso

68-NIGERThe project’s goal is to test and promote economic models, which could allow poor populations to have access to drinking water.

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.

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Supporting sustainable development of agriculture value chains in North Kivu, North Kivu Province

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Supporting sustainable development of farming activities and value chains in Luozi, Bas-Congo Province

CamionLuoziV2The 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.

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Support to inputs and fishing equipments commercialization – Muanda coastal area – Bas Congo province

MuandaIn 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.


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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.


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Support to coffee producers project in the sustainable recovery of the small Kwilu coffee sector – DR Congo

Taille cafeThe 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.

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Support to producers in the implementation of improved units of palm oil extraction in DR Congo

Huile de palmeThe 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.

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Strenghtening family farms and food security — Mbour Department

refsa_senegalIn 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.

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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.

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