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Patrice Burger : “Agroecology must be on the agenda if it’s to become a tool recommended by the COP”

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The 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification starts this Monday 9 May in Abidjan, one week after publication of the latest UNCCD report. According to the report, 40% of land is now degraded with one in two people being affected by the phenomenon. Solutions do exist however, and the agenda of this COP focuses heavily on adapting to droughts and the transition toward sustainable agriculture. Patrice Berger, President and co-founder of the NGO CARI (Centre d’actions et de réalisations internationales - Centre for International Actions and Achievements) emphasises the importance of this 15th desertification COP and the steps he is taking to propel agroecology to the top of the negotiation agenda, including through his presentation of the outcomes from the AVACLIM project.
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Le Monde features the success of the first sustainable cocoa initiative In Côte d’Ivoire

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Le Monde has published a piece on an organic fair trade cocoa initiative in Côte d’Ivoire, showcasing the Société coopérative équitable du Bandama (SCEB) with its plans to extend organic production methods across the country. There were major obstacles facing the world's leading cocoa bean producing country, where the pursuit of yield can lure cocoa farmers away from sustainable production methods. SCEB’s achievement is part of the extensive “ÉQUITÉ” programme co-financed by the FFEM and AFD to expand fair trade throughout West Africa.
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Meet the FFEM at the World Forestry Congress

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The XV World Forestry Congress opens on 2 May in Seoul, bringing together the leading players in the forestry sector to assess the current state of forests and their future. With the theme of “Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests”, this edition includes a full week of themed discussions, including sessions addressing “Managing and communicating forest information, data and knowledge”, where the FFEM will be speaking.

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Afrik21: An article on the FFEM’s latest collaboration with the PRCM

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The green economy and sustainable development media outlet, Afrik21, looked at one of the projects recently financed by the FFEM. On 29 March, the FFEM and the Regional Partnership for the Conservation of Coastal and Marine Areas (PRCM) cemented their commitment by signing the RESILAO project to protect coastal ecosystems in West Africa, pledging €2.6 million.
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The FoFauPopU project : a biological study reveals the impact of pollution on chimpanzees

On this World Health Day, come back to the "One Health" approach with a new study by the National Museum of Natural History. As part of the FoFauPopU project supported by the FFEM, this study evaluates the impact of environmental pollution on wildlife, and in particular, on chimpanzees. To achieve this, the Sebitioli Chimpanzee Project’s research team employed a biosurveillance method on chimpanzee pelts that is normally used for human hair.
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PRCM Forum: signature of the Resilao project for the protection of the West African coastal regions

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On 28 March 2022, in a side event at the 10th edition of the Regional Coast and Marine Forum, the FFEM signed a financing agreement with the Regional Partnership for the Conservation of the Coastal and Marine Areas (PRCM), the Forum organiser. This signature marks the start of the RESILAO project, which seeks to develop innovative local initiatives for the West African coastal regions.

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The FFEM is at the PRCM Forum in Senegal

The 10th edition of the Regional Coastal and Marine Forum (PRCM) opens today at Saly, in Senegal, bringing together the sector’s key players and decision-makers. This edition is dedicated to "The health of the oceans, a challenge for the sustainable development of West African coastal countries." The FFEM is an event partner and its projects will be showcased in a number of side events.

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World Water Forum: the WaSAf project publishes its guide to freshwater ecosystems

The 9th World Water Forum has just opened in Dakar, in Senegal. The international water and water treatment community will be gathered there until 26 March. It’s an opportunity for the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), the Agence française de développement (AFD) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) to share the results of the WaSAf research programme.
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