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Pepper and bio-fair spices supply chain professionalization – Sao Tomé 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:300 VSE (Very Small Entreprises) / 1 cooperative — 500 planters relied on 70 ha; 50 tons of pepper biological products to 2019, strengthened the cooperative and autonomous CEPIBA 2020 Budget :€110,000 over 2012-2017 Funding :FIDA, Hom&Ter Project management :PAPAFPA with Agrisud support Partnerships :CEPIBA, Hom&Ter, PAPAFPA
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:20 participants in the organic “pepper, coffee and cocoa” circuits trained to good agroecological practices. Budget :€18,000 over 2013. Funding :FIDA - Fonds International pour le Développement Agricole (International Fund for Agricultural Development), PAPAFPA – Programme d’Appui Participatif à l’Agriculture Familiale et à la Pêche Artisanale (Participative support Program for family farming and small-scale fishing). Project management :Agrisud International Partnerships :PAPAFPA and the agricultural cooperatives concerned.