From 22 to 24 september, BEDE participated in the Days of Fig and Fig trees in  Bejaïa (Algeria)
Stands, presentation of varieties of figs and derived products Conferences-Debates : Cultivated biodiversity and food sovereignty, state of the biodiversity of the fig trees in the wilaya of Bejaia, Revitalization of the sector Round tables with farmers  Workshops for demonstration of recipes Film Activities for children Presentation of the book “Passions de figues” by a group of women of the Association des figuiculteurs de la wilaya de Béjaïa (AFWB). (See below)
(More details and pictures on this site soon)

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Recent Publications

“Passions de figues”, “Passions for figs”, Authors : Chantal Lombet, Marie Poizat, and Nordine Boulahouat (BEDE). Produced in collaboration with the Association of Figuiculteurs of the wilaya of Bejaia (AFWB) in Algeria, published in September 2016.
With this book BEDE wants to highlight a product with exceptional virtues, and transmit the valuable knowledge of Mediterranean women on the diversity of its uses in the kitchen. In addition to many knowledge about the history, culture and varietal diversity, this book provides a list of sweet and savory recipes as well as therapeutic uses, illustrated with numerous photos.
> To learn more (Fr)

couv-plantes-qui-nourrissent-notre-village “Les plantes qui nourrissent notre village”, “The plants that nourish our village”, by the children of Tazla (Algeria) and Nordine Boulahouat (DFSA). Produced in collaboration with the Association ADHRAR for Local  Development of the Village of Tazla, published in September 2016.
This book is the fruit of an educational project to raise awareness on biodiversity conservation locally grown, started in 2015 with the Association of Tazla (Kabylia, Algeria) and the village children. 17 children aged 7 to 17 were invited to choose the food plants that represent their village and to write a book to tell. They were supervised by two teachers living in Tazla and the project manager at BEDE. The children have questionned their families and their work is reproduced in this book, supplemented by photos and drawings, and published in September 2016.

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Couv Consommer local “Consommer la biodiversité locale pour mieux se nourrir”, “Eat local biodiversity for a better food”, Authors : Alimata Traore (COFERSA) and Anne Berson (BEDE), published in november 2015.
A bilingual and illustrated booklet (French and Bambara) to inform women, especially rural, and consumer about issues related to the consumption of local vs imported products in Mali.
Printed and distributed in Mali (In France, on request)
> Read the web version (low resolution pictures) or order at BEDE (10€ + postage)