In Senegal, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty dropped from 55.2% in 2001 to 46.7% in 2011. Yet poverty remains high in rural areas (57.3%), where the majority of the Senegales population lives. Seeking to improve rural food security and build farmers’ resilience to climate change, the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) together with the Senegalese government funded the Food Security Support Project (PASA) to work in the regions of Louga, Matam and Kaffrine. The project is also expected to benefit more than 30,000 farmers and livestock breeders as well as boost youth employment.
As a civil society member of the GAFSP Steering Committee, ActionAid commissioned this study to review the implementation of PASA, focusing on small-scale producers, women producers, and civil society organizations.... read more
ActionAid and AFA (the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development) are both members of the GAFSP Steering Committee, representing Northern CSOs and Southern CSOs in Asia respectively. They commissioned a study to look at the successes and lessons learned from the AFSP implementation, with a focus on small-scale food producers; women producers; the engagement… read more
ActionAid et l’AFA (Association des agriculteurs asiatiques pour le développement rural durable) sont toutes deux membres du comité de pilotage du GAFSP, et représentent respectivement les OSC du Nord et du Sud de l’Asie. Elles ont commandé une étude pour analyser les succès et les enseignements tirés de la mise en oeuvre de l’AFSP, avec… read more
ActionAid joins growing global calls to “scale-up” and “scale-out” agroecology. As governments and donors meet at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology, we urge them to join forces to support agroecology on a large scale.... read more
A trip down a dusty dirt road in northern Argentina provides a picture of the reality of the modern biodiesel industry. On the left-hand side lies a pristine forest, teeming with wildlife: howler monkeys, tapirs, and jaguars. On the right, new soy fields are being carved into pristine forest. Burnt trees and the white ash they leave behind stretch for as far as the eye can see.... read more