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Farm Development and Investment Program in Gabon (PRODIAG) – 9 provinces
Agricultural development is one of the foundations of the Gabonese economy. PRODIAG is a pillar in this context of emergence and follows upon IGAD’s* project to support the development of outer-urban farming implemented these last years.
The aim is to keep experimenting and spreading adapted and sustainable technical solutions responding to local markets’ needs in Gabon’s nine provinces.
*Gabonese Institute for Development
Expected results:1,094 VSE (Very Small Entreprises) supported + support research Budget :€20,000,000 over 2011-2017 Funding :Gabon State, French Agency for Development (AFD) Project management :IGAD (Gabonese Institute for Development Support) and support from Agrisud Partnerships :CIRAD, IGAD (Gabonese institute for development support)
Contribution to sewage management in Port-Gentil by compost production
Expected results:survey of producers’ organic matter requirements and implementation of a compost experimentation protocol. Budget :€40K over 2012-2014. Funding :Toilettes du Monde. Project management :IGAD, support from AGRISUD. Partnerships :Toilettes du Monde.
Learning cycle promoting agroecological practices
Agrisud 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.
Expected results:40 Gabonese participants from the IGAD trained in good agro-ecological practices in 2 learning cycles. Budget :€50K over 2013. Funding :State of Gabon, Agence Française de Développement/PRODIAG. Project management :IGAD, operator AGRISUD. Partnerships :non communiqué