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Promoting the economic development of rural areas implies acting to counter inequalities in access to the means of production and foster equitable sharing of the benefits of growth. GRET supports land tenure security for small rural producers, value addition on and marketing of local agricultural products, market access and trade regulation.

Against a backdrop of rapid population growth, notably in Africa, and price volatility on international markets (a source of inequalities), the objectives of food security and food sovereignty are inseparable. The supply of local agricultural produce must be reconciled with growing food demand, notably from cities. Since it was founded, GRET has been active in rural development and agrifood value chains, looking for models that foster social, economic and environmental sustainability for smallholder farming. GRET’s approach is based on integrating dimensions addressing tenure security, production (favoring agroecologic approaches) and marketing:

  • supporting improved crop and animal farming production methods, diversification and improved labor and soil productivity;
  • supporting the elaboration and implementation of joint, decentralized land policies that target greater tenure security for small rural producers;
  • structuring commodity chains and the food supply in cities and on national and regional markets, giving a central role in this structure to small processing enterprises and jobs for women and young people;
  • capacity building for farmers’ organizations and professional organizations, and supporting the creation of inter-branch frameworks; and
  • strengthening actors’ capacities to elaborate and monitor national, regional and international public agriculture and trade policies.

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Institutions publiques et collectivités locales

Conseil général des Hauts de Seine, région Poitou Charentes, Région Midi Pyrénées (France) Myanmar Agriculture Service (MAS) et Ministry of Social Welfare (MSW) (Myanmar), Fofifa et ministère de l’Agriculture (Madagascar), Bureau stratégie développement du ministère de l’Agriculture (Guinée), région de Fatick, Direction de l’élevage du ministère sénégalais de l’Elevage (Sénégal)

Opérateurs/ONG/Bureaux d’études

Repaoc (Afrique de l’ouest et du centre), Welthungerhilfe (Allemagne), Sher (Belgique), Lares (Bénin), Cinesda, Sicarex (Burkina Faso), Cird, Cedac (Cambodge) AgroPME (Cameroun), Agter, AVSF, CCFD–Terre solidaire, CFSI, Iram, Oxfam, Solidarités International (France), Maison guinéenne de l’entrepreneur (Guinée), Tafa, Cite (Madagascar),Chin Organisation for Rural and Agricultural Development (Corad), Local Investment Fund for Agricultural Support (Lifas) et Mangrove Service Network (Myanmar), ETC (Pays-Bas), Practical Action (Royaume Uni), Amedd, Esud (Mali) Asacase-CPS, Baobab des Saveurs, Concept et Jeunesse et développement, Enda-Graf, Iris (Sénégal)

Organismes professionnelles, groupements, organisations paysannes

Essaff, Pelum (Afrique australe et orientale) ; Billital Maroobé, Roppa (Afrique de l’Ouest) ; Apess, (Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre ; Pnoppa, Synpa (Bénin) ; Confédération paysanne du Faso, organisations d’étuveuses et des producteurs de riz des plaines de Bama et Mongtedo, Unions de groupements de transformation du beurre de karité (Burkina Faso) ; KPPA (Kampot pepper promotion association), KSPA (Kampong Speu sugar promotion association), Kampaco (Coopérative des producteurs de poivre de Kampot) (Cambodge) ; Afip, APCA, Civam 35, Civam 49, Chambre d’agriculture Rhône Alpes (France) ; Confédération nationale des organisations paysannes de Guinée, Fédération des producteurs du Fouta Djalon, FeProRi-GF et Fuproriz (Fédérations des producteurs de riz de la Guinée Forestière et de la Haute Guinée) et fédération régionale des planteurs de palmiers à huile et héveas de la Guinée Forestière (Fereppah) (Guinée) ; Association des artisanes et professionnelles de l’alimentation, Association des groupements du secteur de Foundiougne, Association des professionnels de l’alimentation, Association des transformateurs de fruits et légumes, Association des transformatrices de céréales locales, Association pour le développement agricole de Kaolack, CNCR, Fédération nationale des acteurs de la filière lait du Sénégal (Fenafils), Pinor (Sénégal).

Collectifs et réseaux spécifiques au thème

Hub rural, Landnet West Africa, comité technique « Foncier et développement », Inter-réseaux développement rural, C2A de Coordination SUD, groupe de travail sur la régulation des marchés agricoles du Fip, Groupe sécurité alimentaire de Concord, Pac 2013, Réseau Fairness


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