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:
- In Senegal : ASPSP in Djimini
- In Togo : AgrobioSavanes in Cinkasse (› Presentation of AREJ and d’AgroBioSavanes by their general coordinator, Jacques Nametougli / › AREJ website )
|♦ 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.|
♦ 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 :
- In Algeria :
|♦ Look at some pictures of palm trees, dates and the place where they grow in Beni Isguen (Mzab, Algérie)|
► En Europe :
- In France, Association Chemin Cueillant (go to their blog) in Minervois (Languedoc-Roussillon)
* “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.