Local Economy against Poverty

Entrepreneurial initiatives in farming services (INES) – Ghassate (Morocco)

This video was produced as part of the INES program initiated by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, supported by MASEN (Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy) and implemented by Agrisud, the Norsys Foundation and the ORMVAO.

The aim of this project was to promote the entrepreneurship of rural young people in Ghassate through the creation of economic activities at the service of family farms in this area (fruit-tree pruning, product purchase and resale…).

The coaching process enabled the start of 5 activities and continues as part of the project « Sustainable enhancement of the farming sector performances » in Ghassate, with the support of MASEN, Acwa Power, AFD.

Forestry and Agroecology Farming – Madagascar

The first phase of the “Forestry and agroecology farming – Mahavotra ” project has come to an end.
The movie shows the project activities and results, from supply chains and family-size farming businesses reinforcement to environmental footprint measure.

Food Security and Climate Change – Madagascar

Malagasy farmers have opted for agroecology.

The film made by the Institute for Research and Development (IRD) and The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) shows the joint action from research organizations and development NGOs targeted to climate change in relation to food security.

Agrisud International, GoodPlanet Foundation and Etc Terra have been developing the agroecology and forestry project in Madagascar” since 2011 in the Itasy region in partnership with AMADESE (malagasy NGO) the Radio Isotope Laboratory of Antananarivo (LRI), the Institute of Research and Development (IRD) and the Institute and Observatory of Geophysics from Antananarivo (IOGA).

The project is funded by the French Development Agency, Aquitaine Region and Star’s Service Group.

Pilot Project for Integrated Management of Water Resources – Madagascar

On the occasion of the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu (South Korea), we are happy to show the Integrated Management of Water Resources (IWRM) pilot project in Zambazamba, Madagascar in partnership with Etc Terra.

Zambazamba is funded by Lyon Métropole, Rhône-Méditerranée-Corse Water Agency and the French Embassy in # Madagascar. Enjoy your visit! # wwaterforum7

Agricultural Development in Siem Reap Periurban Area – Cambodia

Siem Reap and the famous Angkor temples represent a major touristic destination in Cambodia. Tourism and urban growth is accompanied by a strong demand for fresh produce at local markets, far from being satisfied by local producers.

The General Council of Hauts-de-Seine and Agrisud International are implementing a major development project for the city that improves the lives of 820 small periurban producers working on the intensification and diversification of production, the promotion of local products, strengthening farmers’ organizations and the promotion of agroecology.

This video presents some testimonies from these supported farmers.

“Good agroecological practices” learning cycle – Cap Haïtien

A learning cycle about good agroecological practices was held in Cap Haitien in Haiti from 19 to 26 November 2014.

21 development actors of 8 organizations from the Haitian civil society as well as members of Agrisud project staff members in Limbe participated. Some of them wanted to testify.

Professionalization of oasis family farming in southern Morocco

Better living in an oasis through entrepreneurship

Since 2004, Agrisud International and Moroccan partners – ORMVAO, Amaid and Coeur de Palmier – have been supporting small family farms settled in the oasis of southern Morocco for sustained improvements : technical mastery, maintaining productive natural resources, economic control and stable income generation, integration into the working environment.

More than 400 farmers have been supported in gardening, olive culture and small livestock (sheep, rabbits and bees).

Together with Agrisud and its partners, several Moroccan and French organizations take part to the support : Regional Council of Aquitaine, Mutual Moroccan national Rotary Club of Casablanca, Caisse des Dépôts, CFSI, Naturex Foundation, MC ² Partner / In extenso, Accor Group, Lion’s Club Vimy Water Without Borders, Lerichemont Company.

The 2012 video from Madeleine Caillard (www.madetcat.net) shows how the various activities take people from precarity into true entrepreneurship.

Agroecology and carbon footprint in Madagascar

Agrisud International, Good Planet Foundation, in partnership with the LRI of the University of Antananarivo and with the IRD, made a film about agroecology and carbon footprint in Madagascar, with the support of Veolia Environnement.