|Do you want to strengthen alternatives carried on by farming communities for agricultural biodiversity and peasant seed ?|
> Support BEDE for a diversified and supportive peasant agroecology.
|Participate in the publication of the book “De l’oignon de Tarassac, semence paysanne” byYves Giraud, a co-publication|
Collective of the Sowers of Lodévois-Larzac / BEDE / RSP : click here
| ►” Strengthening Farmers’ Seed Systems in Africa”|
A training course offered by BEDE (21-23 mai 2019, Montpellier)
The objective is to propose to the leaders of farmers’ organizations,
members of associations and international solidarity NGOs, tools that will enable them to best support farmers involved in the promotion of
peasant seed systems in peasant agroecology.
> See the detailed training offer
|► African Consultation of Civil Society Organizations on the Implementation of Farmers’ Rights|
In mid-July 2018, 40 people from 17 African countries, representing farmers, ranchers, small-scale food producers, women’s organizations, associations and NGOs of food sovereignty actors, met at the International Centre for Training in Peasant Agroecology in Nyéléni, Selingué, Mali to defend the rights of farmers to their seeds for food sovereignty. The meeting was organized by the Committee for the Planning of Food Sovereignty (ICP) and hosted by the National Coordination of Farmers’ Organizations (CNOP). > For more information and to read the final declaration for Africa
|► First meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Farmers’ Rights (11-14 September 2018, FAO, RomeThe results of this consultation (link above) and those organized for other continents will form the basis for the negotiation that the IPC will have from 11 to 14 September 2018 in Rome at FAO headquarters, where the First Meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Farmers’ Rights will take place (> Agenda and documents on the FAO website). Participants will discuss options (existing or desirable) to implement Article 9 of the ITPGRFA on farmers’ rights to seeds in their countries. For the IPC, Alimata Traoré (COASP, Mali) will be present at the discussion table and 4 other observers (one per region) representing small-scale food producer organizations will attend.|
|Benin / Agroecology and Peasant Seeds|
► Farmers’ action research on cowpea cultivation in peasant agroecology and conference-debate on agroecology, climate change and peasant seeds.
|Algeria / Support for peasant communities|
|► Professionalization program for date palm climbers (BEDE / AREA-ED)|
“Professionalizing through the modernization of tools”: Exchanges of experiences between Lozerian rope climbers and palm climbers from southern Algeria (spring 2018)
> For more information
|►Support Program for Farmers’ Communities in National Parks (AREA-ED / BEDE / TORBA) “Agrobiodiversity in Tlemcen, Djurdjura and Babors National Parks : First Field Surveys”|
> For more information
|Dates to remember|
|September, October and November|
|15 / 10 au 30 / 11 :|
Reminder : “Eloge des mils – L’Héritage africain” (“In Praise of Millets, the Africain Heritage”) co-written and co-produced by BEDE and directed by Idriss Diabaté, is one of the 8 documentaries selected for the 2018 Alimenterre Festival.
> Organize a screening.
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