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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
Pepper and bio-fair spices supply chain professionalization – Sao Tome e Principe
In this context, the goal is to promote CEPIBA Cooperative (500 farmers), sustainable production of quality organic pepper. This production responds to agroecological systems and practices.
The purpose of the project is also to set-up a fair supply chain supplying the export and local markets.
Expected results:Transmission of good agro-ecological practices. Follow-up and occasional support to strengthen the pepper industry. Budget : Funding : Project management :Agrisud Partnerships :CEPIBA, Hom&Ter
Reinforcing local supply chains – Cap Skirring
This project comes from Club Med’s strong desire to strengthen the contribution of its villages to local economic development.
Club Med's tourism activities generate positive impacts, particularly in terms of local purchases, from which local communities do not always benefit as much as they could because they lack a viable economic fabric.
This commitment has led to a partnership with Agrisud International whose main mission is to the fight against poverty and for food security by creating and strengthening very small family farms.
The approach is:
- economic development: support to populations in securing and strengthening their agricultural activities to meet local market needs;
- agroecological: promotion practices environmentally friendly, reconciling development and low pressure on natural resources.
In Cap Skirring, Agrisud works in partnership with the CPAS, which promotes full development in the Ziguinchor Region.
General objective: contributing to the local economic development in the environment of the Club Med’s village in Cap skirrin
Specific Objective: promoting the development of 60 agricultural VSBs that could improve improve local markets’ supply in fresh products as well as Club Med’s village needs.
Expected results:166 VSE (Very Small Entreprises), 1 GIE (Economic Interest Grouping) of 4 groups Budget :€9,600 in 2019 Funding :Club Med, GIE Batiaye Project management :Agrisud International Partnerships :Club Med, CPAS, GIE Batiaye
Revitalization of agricultural production of family farms – Departments of Diourbel and Fatick
Market gardenings in the Diourbel region enjoyed a flourishing period and contributed for a long time to supply Dakar’s market. But this production has gradually deteriorated and is now reduced to a few localized sites.
Main constraints are:
- lack of water control and water quality drilling;
- land and vegetation cover degradation, particularly as a result of poor farming practices and actions of water and wind erosion;
- difficult access to production factors (inputs, equipment ...);
- low crop diversification;
- low management rate in this sector;
- lack of professionalism among producers and groups;
- the aging of the rural population.
Due to the dynamic created by the 2014 -2016 pilot phase in the Diourbel area, the actions has been extended.
At the request of various Senegalese communities and because of a new context (new territorial divisions in France and Senegal), the project has expanded in the Fatick region with the same constraints:
- unfavorable productive environment (land degradation, lack of tree cover or hedging, etc.);
- unsafe market gardening perimeters (absence or deteriorated fence);
- basic work equipment (both for rainfed/vegetable crops and for livestock farming);
- poor control of technical itineraries (crops and livestock);
- difficulties to sale market gardening production
General Objective: to fight against structural poverty and food insecurity of populations in Bambey, Diourbel, Fatick and Mbacke Departments.
Specific objective: to secure and sustainably improve the agricultural activities of 350 families living in 6 villages of the 4 departments by strengthening local skills.
Expected results:350 VSE Budget :€466,000 over 2016-2020 Funding :AFD, BNPP AM, CEAS, Fonds Pierre Castel, IFAID, Nouvelle Aquitaine Region Project management :Agrisud International Partnerships :Local authorities, IFAID, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, Agro-écologists network of Fatick's region, CIPA
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