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WEST AFRICA / Peasant Seeds
National Workshop and Fair / Exhibition on Peasant Seeds in Niger (4 to 7 April), Oumarou Ganda Cultural Center (CCOG), Niamey.
> Learn more about the National Workshop and the Farm Seed Fair in Niger (Fr.)

6th edition of the West African Farm Seeds Fair of Djimini (Senegal) from March 5th to 7th, 2018
> Read the Declaration (Fr.)
Mobilization against land grabbing
BEDE participated in the 4th edition of the “Village of the Landless”, organized by the CMAT (Malian Convergence Against Land Grabbing) in Ségou (Mali) on March 26th and 27th, 2018.

The village of the Landless is a popular space gathering victims of land grabbing and land dispossession, held annually since 2012 by the CMAT.
Nearly 500 participants, community members, local and national elected representatives, national and international actors (researchers, NGOs, farmers’ organizations), members of the

State services of the consultation framework on land governance directives exchanged and proposed solutions to respond to land conflicts affecting family farming and peasant agroecology.
> Read the Declaration of the participants to the Village of the Landless 2018 (Fr.)
EUROPE / France (Occitanie)

Research and Joint construction of knowledge

Science Shop in Occitanie at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSHSUD) in Montpellier
Launch : > Read the flyer (Fr.)
Scenario Workshop on March 27 and 28, 2018 : > Participant’s booklet (Fr.)
> Learn more about BEDE’s involvement in the project (Fr.)
> Page “Boutique des Sciences” on MSH-Sud website (Fr.)
MAGHREB / Algeria

Peasant Communities’ Rights

Launch of professionalization program for the climbers of date palms (2018-2019)

> Learn more about this program
Project funded by the European Union under the program PAP ENPARD ALgeria
Recent months
WEST AFRICA / Burkina Faso, Mali, Benin
Seed systems and the rights to food

Workshop “Transformation of Seed Systems and Grabbing of Genetic Resources in Burkina Faso and West Africa”, organized by the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition and the Global Convergence of struggles for Land and Water – West Africa (CGLTE-WA) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 22 to 24 November 2017.
BEDE participated both as a member of the West African Seed Committee (COASP) and the CGLTE but also as a stakeholder in the CoEx Research Program on the coexistence of seed systems (> Learn more (Fr.)). It was proposed to pool the activities in order to strengthen the coordination between the different networks that are part of the CGLTE-WA. During the workshop, a joint action program was drawn up by participants from ten or so countries in the region. > Learn more (Fr.)

West African Committee for Peasant Seeds / COASP
Regional COASP : Continuing the structuring of the West African Committe for Peasant Seeds at regional level (West Africa) > Learn more (Fr.)
and COASP-Mali > Learn more (Fr.)
Agroecology and joint construction of knowledge
Mali : Training in agroecology of academics, agricultural technicians and members of decision-making bodies
> Learn more (Fr.)
Benin : Farmer experimentation in collaboration with a researcher on cowpea culture in peasant agroecology
> Learn more (Fr.)

> Master 2 Internship offer in Benin (Fr.)
MAGHREB / Algeria / Agricultural Biodiversity
Multiplication and valorization of fig varieties
News from the “Association des Figuiculteurs de la Wilaya de Bejaïa”
> Learn more (Fr.)
Latest Publications and Videos
Bilingual leaflet and poster on peasant seeds and agroecology produced with COFERSA (Convergence of Rural Women for Food Sovereignty, Mali) – March 2018
> Learn more and download the flyer and the poster (Fr.)
The documentary “In Praise of Millets – The African Heritage” (60′, 2017), written by R.A. Brac de la Perrière and directed by Idriss Diabate was selected for the Festival Alimenterre (Oct.-Nov. 2018). It is available in french version and in a version subtitled in English.
> Learn more (Fr.)

> Trailer (Fr.)
> Purchase order (Fr.)

> Purchase order (Fr)
The compilation of 13 videos directed by Anne Berson Déna and reunited under the title “Peasant agroecology: what contributions of research in West Africa? Peasant experiences, interviews and points of view” (Fr.) is proposed on a USB key distributed in West Africa and for sale (€ 5) at BEDE headquarters in Montpellier .
> Learn more and watch the videos (Fr.)
“Peasant Seeds in West Africa / Production Guide” (Fr.), coordinated and written by Anne Berson Déna, (A4, 98 p, August 2017, 20 €). This guide is of great interest in West Africa but also in Europe. He will soon be out of print
> Learn more and access to some chapters and seed production information sheets for a few crops (Fr.)
> Purchase order (Fr.)
See other publications and videos produced by BEDE