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Iram supports the adoption of the first organic agriculture law in Madagascar

Through the impetus given by Madagascar’s organic farming syndicate, SYMABIO - the national organic sector organisation - and by the Department of Livestock and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, along with the support of the World Bank, the first law on organic agriculture was prepared...

Journal Article: Organic agriculture law adopted in Madagascar

This issue of the monthly journal "Organic Standard" addresses the adoption, changes and additions to three important organic regulations that contribute to the production, certification and marketing of organic products in Madagascar. It contains an article from Laurent Liagre from the...

Gender issues in dryland areas, women as key stakeholders in combating desertification

The 13th edition of the Thematic Dossier of the French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD) addresses the issues of gender relations in rural arid zones as well as the important role of women in the fight against desertification. This dossier was written by several authors -...

Nariindu: launch of a new phase of the project promoting local milk in Niger

A third phase of the Nariindu project, aimed at promoting local milk in Niger, started in February 2020 for 3 years. Funded by DCI (€ 300,000), AFD (€ 285,000) and the Fondation de France via CFSI (€ 50,000), this project aims to strengthen the actors of the milk sector in the...

Young pastoralists in towns and cities. Supporting the economic and social integration of young pastoralists

This case study in Chad and Burkina Faso describes the migration networks and trajectories of young people from pastoral communities and their institutional context of socialization. The case study is empirically grounded, to understand the processes of change and the drivers of...

The Growing Role of the Private Sector in Agricultural and Food Policy in Africa

In 2017, Inter-réseaux Développement rural began a thematic cycle on the involvement of the private sector in African agriculture. Exchanges and collective thinking - including members of Iram - led to this publication on The Growing Role of the Private Sector in Agricultural and Food...

Activity Report 2018

This report sets out the many activities IRAM undertook in 2018, and the positive results achieved this year. IRAM turned 60 in 2018, and is definitely still going strong! The big day itself was a great success and we also enjoyed the runup to the celebrations, which included a short...

IRAM contributed to a Dossier on the role of women in the combat against desertification

The 13th edition of the Thematic Dossier of the French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD) addresses the issues of gender relations in rural arid zones as well as the important role of women in the fight against desertification. This dossier was written by several authors -...

Breeders of the RIMRAP Programme are making headlines!

The film on pastoralism in Mauritania made by Terre Nourricière as part of the RIMRAP Programme was selected for the 2019 edition of the "Pastoralismes et Grands espaces" Film Festival! This festival was held on October 11th, 12th and 13th in Grenoble, France. This programme is part of...

Diversity of Family Farming Around the World

English version of the work on family agricultures of the 21° century coordinated by a team of the CIRAD, with some contribution’s Iram’s . Co-written by a network of researchers, this book deepens scientific knowledge on family farming around the world, and at the same time it...

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Support Project to the Agro - ecological Transition in West Africa

The project to support the agro-ecological transition in West Africa (PATAE) is an integral part of the implementation of West Africa's agricultural policy. It contributes to the efforts of ECOWAS to stimulate the development of innovative practices addressing rainfall concerns and natural...

Report GWI : Irrigation, food security and poverty – Lessons from three large dams in West Africa.

From 2013 onwards, Global Water Initiative (GWI) has carried out retrospective studies on three existing dam and rice field sites: Sélingué in Mali, Bagré in Burkina Faso and Anambé in Senegal. The aim of these micro and macro-economic studies was to analyse the financial and economic...