Favorable and limiting factors in the development of agroecological practices

développement de pratiques agroécologiques afrique

« Some scepticism remains in West Africa regarding the relevance and feasibility of agroecology as a response to major challenges…. » These reservations concern both the agronomic results and the economic results of the agroecology and cross the farmers ‘ circles as well as those of the decision-makers. Despite the anticipation of experimentation and the existence of certain agroecological practices at significant scales and the existence of numerous point studies, systematized references produced with a reliable methodology and are still lacking in relation to: – On the one hand, the favourable factors and the obstacles to the development of agroecological practices. More precise identification of these factors is necessary for the definition and implementation of national, regional and local public policies and the various actions to promote and support the agro-ecological transition on the part Organizations of producers, NGOs and institutions of international cooperation; – On the other hand, the agronomic, socio-economic and environmental effects and impacts of these agroecological practices, both for the peasant populations themselves and for the populations and countries as a whole. However, the production of references can better judge the performance of these practices and guide the choices of farms, development practitioners, public policy makers and institutions involved in the International cooperation.  » Project capitalization of stakeholder experiences for the development of resilient agroecological techniques in West Africa (Hornbill) See report agroecology: Capitalization of experiences in West Africa (PDF)


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