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Promotion of sustainable peri-urban agriculture in 5 pilot towns — Abidjan
Historically, Abidjan’s urban and periurban agriculture has always been dynamic. However, it is facing some challenges. The low soil fertility, the depletion and pollution of water resources and the rise of parasites pressure are jeopardizing farming activities that could create income for thousands of families.
This pilot project’s goal is to reinforce the agroecological skills of 25 farming technicians from 15 Ivory professional organizations and NGOs. It supports the creation of a network uniting 90 pilot market gardeners.
They will be able to spread practices and systems to 500 other farmers in Abidjan’s 10 different production sites in 5 towns.
Expected results:500 VSB (Very Small Businesses): 25 participants from 15 organizations (NGOs and PO) trained in good agroecological practices, monitoring system and 500 associate market gardeners. Budget :€68,000 over 2014-2015 Funding :The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs - FSD, Abidjan’s autonomous district, the Local Authorities University and Agrisud Project management :Local Authorities University and support from Agrisud Partnerships :Local Authorities University, NGOs and Ivorian farmer organizations
Reinforcement of municipal expertise in remodeling unhealthy zones in Abidjan and Cotonou
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.
Expected results:2 local Authorities; training of Cotonou and Abidjan's council teams. Sustainable development and valorization of 4 pilot sites. Accumulation and circulation of the tools and methods. Budget :€1,200,000 over 2012-2015 Funding :European Union, Paris City Authority, France Volontaires, IFAID Project management :Paris City Authority and support from Agrisud Partnerships :Paris City Authority, Cotonou City, District of Abidjan, UVICOCI, The Local Authorities’ University of the Ivory Coast, France Volontaires, IFAID