Promotion of sovereignty food through the development of agricultural collective entrepreneurship around fonio, millet and sorghum sectors in central and northern Côte d’Ivoire
Inades-Formation is committed to promoting food systems based on family farming. At all times committed to peasant agriculture, this choice has been motivated by the persistence of food crises in the world and especially in Africa, climate change and its consequences, the threat of agro-business which dispossess small producers, The tendency towards standardization of food systems that exposes the populations of the South to the loss of dietary diversity and makes them increasingly dependent on export products.
Faced with this sad picture, it is essential to work for the conservation of the food sovereignty of the countries of the South. Everything that passes through the promotion of food of sovereignty and the agro-ecological transition.
It is to this end that the project to promote food for sovereignty is launched to ensure a sufficient, healthy and sustainable population.
The project runs in 8 countries of the Inades-Formation network and aims to contribute to the promotion of food systems based on family farming for a dignified life for all. It specifically aims to improve the level of productivity and consumption of food of sovereignty in the zones of intervention; To establish and develop sustainable mechanisms for the management of the market and consumption of local food products; To encourage public policies to take account of the promotion of food systems based on family farming and food of sovereignty in particular.
In addition to training, experimentation and sharing of experiences in good farming practices, effective start-up strategies, awareness raising and consumption of sovereignty food, advocacy for the development of family farming, Actions to increase access to financing for producers through the development of community microfinance structures based on solidarity within the community.
Foods of sovereignty are food products of vegetable and animal origin, historically anchored in the food habits of the populations of a given region, in trade, in cultural practices. They are known for their resistance to climate change, their nutritional quality, their low dependence on synthetic inputs and their important role in boosting the local economy. A total of four (4) food crops were selected for all the countries concerned: Bean / Cowpea, Sorghum, Fonio, Mil and one (1) livestock product: local chicken.
Three (3) crops of sovereignty will be valued in Côte d’Ivoire in the regions of BAGOUA (Tengrela), TCHOLOGO (Ferkessédougou) and GBEKE (Bouaké) namely fonio, millet and sorghum.
In previous years, Inades-Formation Côte d’Ivoire carried out actions to revive the interest of the Tengrela populations for the cultivation of fonio and to improve its production. This project will thus consolidate the achievements and continue the
The direct beneficiaries are mainly producers, sellers, processors and consumers of fonio, millet and sorghum from the project implementation areas. Certain aspects of the project will also affect the members of the 4 Fonsdev already existing in the regions of South Comoé and Gbêkê.
The project will last three years, from 2017 to 2019.
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