Why these “Terroirs sources”*?

Many initiatives in agroecology – alive and real witnesses of crop biodiversity and agricultural practices that respect the environment – are sources of education and can also become inspirational sites for other rural communities.The objective of BEDE is to sustainably accompany a number of these lands so they diffuse around them and also become visible more widely.

Our collaborators in the “Terroirs sources”

In West Africa:

The network of the agroecologists is growing and strengthening in Togo with the creation of RENAAT (Network of stakeholders of the agroecology in Togo).  › Read the letter (french) send by the general coordinator to  our Program Coordinator in West Africa.

Assemblée générale constitutive du RéNAAT (Togo, juillet 2015)

Training on seeds in  the Training Center of CD2A in Cinkasse (Togo) in february 2015 › Read the paper published in les Nouvelles de BEDE (sept. 2015, french)


  • In Benin : ORAD in Djougou

Outdoor Laboratories (LHM) : Workshop on the pests of the niebe beans :
› Download the summary sheet of the workshop: Agroecological fight against pests of the katche and toura (niebe) beans in the Djougou region (Benin)


In Maghreb :
Look at some pictures of palm trees, dates and the place where they grow in  Beni Isguen (Mzab, Algérie)SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

En Europe :

* “Terroirs sources” : This “concept” is intraduisible in English… A “terroir” is both a land, an ecosystem, and the culture of the people who live there and make it live. They are sources of knowledge and could be models who may inspire other communities around them.