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Warrantage in Niger, an inventory credit practice adapted to the needs of small-scale farmers

FAO amongst winners of Expo Milan 2015 competition for Best Practices in Sustainable Development.

March 2015: FAO amongst winners of Expo Milan 2015 competition for Best Practices in Sustainable Development. First prize was awarded to the project "Intensification of agriculture by strengthening cooperative agro-input shops", a collaboration between two FAO projects carried out in Niger in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture of Niger and the Union of the Producers Federations of Niger, UFPN Gatanci. First prize was awarded to the project Intensification of agriculture by strengthening cooperative agro-input shops, a collaboration between two FAO projects carried out in Niger in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture of Niger and the Union of the Producers Federations of Niger, UFPN Gatanci. This was possible also thanks to the teamwork and efforts of FAO units that worked together on these projects: Intensification de l'Agriculture par le Renforcement des Boutiques d'Intrants Coopératives (IARBIC) on the technical side and the project for Capitalisation on good practices on the methodological aspects.There was also a Runner up prize in another category for the project "Eradication of the tsetse fly Glossina palpalis gambiensis from the Niayes in Senegal", which was carried out in Senegal by FAO in partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Directorate of Veterinary Services, and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development and the Senegal Institute for Agricultural Research.

DVD: Products from “Capitalization of good practices in support of agricultural production and food security” project, the “Dimitra” project and the “Knowledge management and gender" programme (2015)

March 2015: Two DVDs gather the products from the “Capitalization of good practices in support of agricultural production and food security” project, the “Dimitra” project and the “Knowledge management and gender” programme around five themes:

  • Experience capitalization
  • Gender
  • Agricultural inputs management
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Information and communication in rural areas

At the end of the project in May 2013 the “Capitalization of good practices in support of agricultural production and food security” project and the “Knowledge management and gender” programme brought together their results onto DVDs. For more than four years, methodologies to capitalize experiences and to identify good practices were tested and adapted. These methodologies are based on a participatory learning process that involved the collaboration of many partners.

For more information or to request a DVD (mailing address needed):
km-gender@fao.org

DVD: La capitalisation de l’expérience du warrantage équitable (2015)

March 2015: Un documentaire sur le warrantage équitable au Niger et au Burkina Faso / Trois vidéos sur le partage d’expériences relatives au warrantage au Burkina Faso

DVD 1 Le warrantage équitable au Niger et au Burkina Faso, une bonne pratique de finance rurale. Le documentaire explique les étapes de ce système de crédit rural, appelé aussi crédit stockage. Il met en lumière les bonnes pratiques à adopter à travers des expériences du Niger et du Burkina Faso permettant aussi bien aux producteurs qu’aux productrices d’y avoir accès. Burkina Faso et Niger, VF, 17 min.

DVD 2 Le partage d’expériences relatives au warrantage au Burkina Faso 

  • La mini-foire d’échange de bonnes pratiques à l’occasion de l’inauguration du centre d’info‑information sur le warrantage de la COPSA-C. Avec le soutien de la FAO, de la Coopération suisse et de l’ONG CISV, la COPSA-C a mis en place un centre d’info‑formation sur le warrantage à Founzan. Burkina Faso, VF, 7 min. 
  • Le cheminement du warrantage. À travers une ligne de temps visuelle, l’historique du warrantage dans le Sud-Ouest du Burkina Faso est illustré par la directrice de la COPSA-C. Burkina Faso, VF, 12 min. 
  • Du bradage au warrantage. Une pièce de théâtre sur les avantages de la pratique du warrantage présentée par les producteurs et productrices de la COPSA-C. Burkina Faso, VF, 12 min.

Pour plus d’information sur le warrantage et la gestion des intrants ou pour demander un dvd: km-gender@fao.org

Dimitra Newsletter 26

January 2015: Dimitra Newsletter 26 is out.