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The Green Vein - Agroecology Rising in West Africa

Sousa, Fernando and Correia, Sara (2024) The Green Vein - Agroecology Rising in West Africa. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick .

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For centuries, the great empires of West Africa were fed by rivers like the Volta or the Niger - their blue veins.
Today, after decades of colonisation, the food resilience of the banks of these rivers is at risk, and endogenous culture is being lost to an increasingly urban and violently industrialised transitional society.
Nigeria tells us how far this boat can sink, but its on the banks of the Niger, in Mali, that a first answer comes to us from a former footballer who swapped football pitches for other fields.
Farmers poisoned by pesticides are a constant in Burkina Faso, triggering the search for alternatives are sought by partnerships between scientists and farmers.
Members of the Rastafari community feel the call to care for the health of the land and people.
"This is the moment of the African Renaissance" argues Godfrey Namudjo, founder of Songhai, a worldwide recognized agroecological training centre in Benin.
A stream of awareness, ideas and initiatives flows and grows across West Africa like a powerful green vein fertilising the land.

EPrint Type:Video
Keywords:agroecology, Africa, Abacus, FiBL10132, Food Systems Caravan
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Africa
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International > Regions > Africa
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International > Agroforestry Systems
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Agroecology
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/en/themes/projectdatabase/projectitem/project/2105, https://www.foodsystemscaravan.org
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:53220
Deposited On:16 Apr 2024 09:18
Last Modified:16 Apr 2024 09:53
Document Language:English, French/Francais

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