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Reinforcement of municipal expertise in remodeling unhealthy zones in Abidjan and Cotonou

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Cotonou and Abidjan suffer from unhealthy intra-urban areas and are having trouble developing sustainably. Therefore, the goal is to enhance the municipal teams’ and their partners’ know-how on urban planning so they can apply it to two pilot locations in each city. The methods and tools used are capitalized and transferred to other municipal teams in Benin, Ivory Coast and the sub-region.

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Learning cycle promoting agroecological practices

beninAgrisud has a constant focus on boosting the action capacities of NGOs, organizations, professional groups, and also those of its own projects’ teams. Transfers of skills are made via « learning cycles ».

Promoting agroecological practices

Based on the “Agroecology in Practice” guide (Agrisud, 2010), this course helps participants learn these practices. 
It is based on transferring methods and tools to:

  • Understand agroecology and its economic, social and environmental      dimensions;
  • Understand the sustainable management of a farming system;
  • Analyze the context of operation and identify the appropriate      
agroecological practices;
  • Be able to spread these practices.

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