A programme implemented in 10 countries to support the agroecological transition of the territories
Context / issue
The development of sustainable agriculture is not just about farms. There are indeed many external blocking factors such as weak infrastructure, difficulties in accessing production factors, unfavorable regulations, limited access to knowledge/information, etc.
Supporting agroecological transitions not only means providing solutions to the farms’ specific agricultural issues, but also working with different actors from different sectors: technical services of the equipment for example for the renovation of a market facilitating the sale of products, training and research institutions to adapt and help the dissemination of knowledge, economic operators to ease supply/demand alignment, the authorities to establish regulations on the use of resources, etc.
The goal is to create an enabling environment at the institutional, economic, and socio-cultural levels.
The Agriter programme: to initiate and implement territorial projects for sustainable agriculture supported by a complementarity of actors.
The Agriter programme addresses one major challenge: the perception of territories as a framework for inclusive development, in particular on agricultural issues, income generation and food and nutrition security, but also as a living environment for present and future generations - which implies preserving agro-biodiversity, strengthening its resilience to climate risks and creating economic attractiveness.
Started in 2017 and organized in 3 successive phases of 3 years, it includes field projects and transversal activities.
The field projects are currently being implemented in 5 countries (Haiti, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Laos). They favor complementary intervention:
- At the level of family farms and agricultural value chains with the improvement of VSEs’ performances and the improvement of value chains’ functioning
- At the territorial level with the implementation of frameworks favorable to an agroecological transition through co-management mechanisms established with actors from different sectors
The transversal activities concern all of Agrisud countries of intervention and aim at strengthening and disseminating knowledge. They are organized around 3 axes:
- Skills transfer, by developing a digital resource center, among other things
- General public awareness, especially with youth
- Advocacy through social networks and collectives of the North and South, around themes such as agroecology, sustainable food systems and eco-responsible value chains
Learn more about Agriter field projects