AGRO ECO is a project that aims to amplify the agro-ecological transition for profitable and sustainable cereal and market gardening production systems in Atacora (Benin) and Houet (Burkina Faso). Financed by the Academy of Research and Higher Education (ARES), with a budget of € 499,968.57, this project will run for a period of 5 years.
The general objective of the AGRO-ECO project is to contribute to the development of increased production and a respectful environment, resilient to climate change, capable of ensuring better food and nutritional security and generating income to meet smallhoder farmers’ needs through an agro-ecological transition in the family farms of Houet (Burkina Faso) and Atacora (Benin).
- Strengthen the capacity of actors to support and/or animate an agro-ecological transition in a territory
- Evaluate and popularize the potential of agro-ecological practices to preserve natural capital and support high agricultural yields, through climate-resilient production systems, through a research-action process.
- Analyze the brakes and levers (individual and collective) of the appropriation of agro-ecological practices through a research-action process in a systemic and temporal relationship with the ecological, economic, sociocultural and institutional factors of the territories
- Strengthen participatory governance.
Expected results :
The project include four major results as follows:
Stakeholder capacities to support and measure an agro-ecological transition in a territory have been strengthened.
The brakes and levers (individual and collective) of appropriation of agro-ecological practices were analyzed by a research-action process in a systemic and temporal relationship with the ecological, economic, sociocultural and institutional factors of the territories.
The potential of agro-ecological practices to preserve natural capital and maintain high agricultural yields through climate-resilient production systems has been assessed and disseminated through a research-action process.
Participatory governance within the project has been strengthened.
The project will be implemented in the territories of Atacora (Benin) and Houet (Burkina Faso) for 60 months (2019-2024).
|Academic and research institutions||NGOs and Farm Confederations|
|Université Catholique de Louvain
Université de Liège
Université Nazi Boni (UNB)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et technologique (CNRST)
Confédération Paysanne du Faso (CPF)
Fédération des Unions de Producteurs (FUPRO)
Learn more about the project activities here