Soon / Dates to remember
Occitanie Region / Research and joint construction of knowledge
> Read the flyer (fr)  First meeting “Sciences – Societies”
July 3-5, 2017
Site St Charles, rue du Pr. Henri Serres
> To know more (MSH Sud website) (fr)
Meeting supported by ALLISS and MSH-Sud and co-organized by Agropolis International / UMR ART-Dev / Artivistes-Atelier / BEDE / UMR CEFE / COGITHON / ComMod / Forum des débats / GDR PARCS / UMR G-eau / UMR Géosciences / UMR GRED / UR Green / Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux / EA LIRDEF / UMR LIRMM / Montpellier SupAgro / MSHS Toulouse / NSS-Dialogues / Les Petits Débrouillards / LabEx SMS / Tela Botanica
Last months / News
West Africa / Biodiversity and food sovereignty
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6 pm
Premiere Screening : “Éloge des mils : l’héritage africain”
(“Praise of mils: the African heritage”)
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales / EHESS
Amphithéâtre François Furet
105, Bd Raspail, Paris 6ème
(free access)
A documentary designed and written by Robert Ali Brac de la Perrière and directed by Idriss Diabate


This film shows why, in a context of food crises aggravated by climate change, the rebirth of millet crops represents a nourishing alternative all the more valuable that it is anchored in a history and knowledge still alive today in West Africa.
> Read more (Eng.)
> To learn more about the project (Fr.)

West Africa / Peasant Seeds
  24 to 30 March 2017 in Ségou (Mali)
Seed Autonomy : Meeting of actors and Peasant Seed Festival
A meeting of the West African Committee of Peasant Seeds (COASP-Mali) and a celebration organized at Benkadi Bugu Agricultural School in Agroecology to promote and celebrate peasant seeds.
> More on the COASP-Mali meeting (Fr.)
> More about the Peasant Seed Festival of Benkadi Bugu (Fr.)
Maghreb / Peasants’ rights

12 and 13 April 2017 in Touggourt (Algeria)
What status (s) legal (s) for climbers of date palms?
A multi-stakeholder workshop organized by AREA-ED, BEDE and INRA-Algeria
> Presentation and Program (Fr.)

> Tribute to Mustapha Cherifi, cultivator of date palms, who disappeared in early February
Coalitions / Food Sovereignty
 Contribution of small food producers to the first report on “The state of the Worlds’ Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture” (FAO). (See the FAO website)
The experiences and declarations of small food producers consulted around the world for more than a year were gathered in the brochure “Peasants give life to biodiversity” produced by the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty).

Read / Download  : French / Arabic / English / Espanol / Português
Printed brochures available at BEDE in all these languages.
> For more information on the process put in place by the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) (En.)
Recent Publications
West Africa / Seed Regulations

> Read / Download the study  “Semences, Normes et Paysans” (Fr.)

Study “Semences, normes et paysans (Seeds, Norms and Peasants) : Status of the normative and institutional framework of the seed system and the place of farmers seeds and farmers’ rights in Mali” (IRPAD / BEDE, June 2016) (Fr.)
> To find out more on the process “Seeds, Norms and Peasants”)
West Africa / Biodiversity
“Biodiversity and nutrition” Study to assist in the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for the Systematic Conservation of Biodiversity in National and Regional Nutrition Policies, Programs and Action Plans in Mali..
> To know more about the program (Fr.)

> Read / Download the study “Biodiversité et Nutrition” (Fr.)

West Africa / Research and Agroecology

> Read / Download the study “Contributions nécessaires de la recherche agricole…” (Fr.)

“The necessary contributions of agricultural research for agroecology in West Africa”. This report, prepared in collaboration with FAO, aims to provide an analysis of the needs, experiences and initiatives already undertaken with a view to contributing to the implementation of the recommendations of the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition (2014) and the FAO Regional Meeting for Africa on Agroecology (2015).
Maghreb / Valorisation of Biodiversity

  “Passions de figues”, by Chantal Lombet, Marie Poizat and Nordine Boulahouat (BEDE). > To know more (Fr.)

  “Les plantes qui nourrissent notre village”, by the children of Tazla (Algeria) andNordine Boulahouat (BEDE). > To know more (Fr.)
Look at other publications and DVD produced by BEDE