Initiatives

41 Initiatives
GRETMadagascar 15.10.2015

La culture d’igname et la gestion durable des sols – Madagascar Cas du Menabe Central

Category: soil and water conservation – En 2002, avec le concours du Projet igname de la Faculté des sciences du l’Université d’Antananarivo sous le financement du FADES, un inventaire des espèces d’igname à été fait dans la région. Des essais de culture ont été fait à partir de l’année 2004 dans différentes localités dont les caractéristiques… 

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EMGSouth Africa 15.10.2015 Ecosystem: semi arid

Phola-Mahushu Community Egg and Vegetable Production Project – South Africa

Poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition, are huge problems in many parts of rural South Africa. However, six women from villages in Mpumalanga Province have come together with the help of a successful woman mentor farmer, to empower themselves, their families and their communities, by establishing an egg production cooperative. Eggs are produ…

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EMGSouth Africa 15.10.2015 Ecosystem: semi arid

The Heiveld Cooperative: A vehicle for sustainable local development

In the semi-arid west of South Africa, an area of enormous biological diversity, previously disenfranchised small scale farmers have pooled their resources and long-held indigenous knowledge, establishing a successful farmers’ cooperative that exports fair trade and organic certified rooibos tea to niche ma…

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PROBIOMABolivia 15.10.2015 Ecosystem: arid (high altitude)

Native Windbreaks in the Bolivian Altiplano Control of desertification caused by Quinoa

Category: ecological restoration – The Southern Altiplano of Bolivia is one of the world’s harshest environments. Situated at over 3.500 metres above sea level, with a cold a dry climate, it is one of Bolivia’s desertification hotspots, with high levels of land degradation and poverty. At the same time, the region has a rich biodiversity, and…

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