Local Economy against Poverty

The Avaclim project supported by CARI aims to promote the agroecological transition in 7 countries affected by climate change. 80 international experts in development and research were gathered at the beginning of February to work in this direction. . Acting for the agroecological transition in dry areas: an international challenge The countries located in dry areas have to face the difficulties due to climate imbalances. Agreocology is one of the solutionsto cope with these changes and ensure the food and…...read more

(Français) Les exploitations familiales agricoles accompagnées par Agrisud et travaillant avec le Club Med ont subi de plein fouet l’impact de la crise Covid-19 avec la fermeture des villages de vacances. Pour ne pas mettre en péril son réseau d’approvisionnement, le Club Med a mobilisé sa fondation pour prendre le relais et mener une action de solidarité au bénéfice des populations locales. . Au Sénégal, le Club Med et sa fondation développent des « paniers solidaires » « L’idée de…...read more

At the end of 2020, the international scientific community issued a declaration which will be displayed at the United Nations Summit of 2021 on food systems. Several key points from this declaration echo Agrisud’s position. One of the major developments from these interactions is undoubtedly the evolution of the debate on food security towards food systems,in order to give a higher importance to the quality of nutrition, food habits and the impact on the environment and the health. Considering these…...read more

Starting from January 28th, 2021, every Thursday and for 3 weeks, discover the vision of an expert or a professional on “Sustainable Solutions”. This new series completes the 5 videos “Stop aux idées reçues !” (“Stop to preconceived ideas!”) released at the end of 2020 by addressing Sustainable Solutions through 3 areas: academic, politics and company. The first video of this new series : “Climat et agroécologie, le duo gagnant !” (“Climate and agroecology, the winning duo!”) brings in Christian…...read more

At the end of 2020, Agrisud’s scientific partners released the article "Impacts on greenhouse gas balance and rural economy after agroecology development in Itasy Madagascar".*(Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020) This publication, written by the Laboratoire des Radio-isotopes (Research Laboratory), the University of Antananarivo, the IRD (the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) and the Eco&Sols (Joint research unit), confirms that agroecological practices can at the same time, reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and allow the increase of farmers incomes.…...read more

The durability of food systems was at the center of many events at the end of the year. Agrisud contributed to 3 of them, by sharing its analysis and its field experiences with different publics: development professionals, scientists and consumers. . Virtual meetings to exchange: Food and Territory Forum, Solidarity Festival and 4th Global Conference on Food Security   The 4th edition of theFood and Territory Forum, dedicated to food resilience of the territories, gathered 700 delegates. Thefilmed speech of Agrisud…...read more

The 2020 edition of the ALIMENTERRE Festival encouraged substantial worldwide exchanges on the agricultural and food challenges through the organization of more than 1,000 events. Agrisud and its stakeholders fall within the approach of the Festival by sharing their sustainable solutions during the 4 events in Vietnam, Senegal, Morocco and Madagascar. Meeting, sharing and exchanging on the challenges of sustainable nutrition The activities were carried out on local challenges and the solutions that can be found. Delegates, most of them…...read more

On December 1st, 2020, Agrisud and the University of Itasy organized a screening-debate on the films titled"Maîtres Exploitants : un réseau de prestataires agricoles de proximité" and " L’agro-écologie pour les générations futures". Exchanges with students concerned solutions to develop in order to reinforce the resilience and the sustainability of food systems. This meeting marks the end of a series of events organised by Agrisud as a part of the 2020 edition of the ALIMENTERRE Festival. . Agro-ecology and multi-stakeholder…...read more

As a part of the ALIMENTERRE Festival, Agrisud and the Norsys Foundation organized on November 23rd 2020, a videoconference with students from the French agricultural high school Bonne Terre, based in Pézenas. Exchanges on the film« Le système alimentaire de Fès » focused on Morrocan farming and the solutions implemented to promote sustainable food systems. This virtual meeting follows the educational day which took place in 2019 in Morocco on the topic of sustainable agriculture. . Discovering farming of another country in order…...read more

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