Three ways forward for CARI
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CTA. 1999. Three ways forward for CARI. Spore 84. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Looking for a compact organisation close to the ground that focuses on local development through a global approach using sustainable agriculture? The little-known French CARI (the centre for international action and results) could be a god-send. It...
Looking for a compact organisation close to the ground that focuses on local development through a global approach using sustainable agriculture? The little-known French CARI (the centre for international action and results) could be a god-send. It works in three areas: training, technical support and running networks. Training CARI s training work is conducted in France and Africa, covering both technical aspects of sustainable development (agro-ecology) and more theoretical areas, on the mechanisms of development and civic responsibility. The agro-ecology course covers general backgound, specific techniques and methods to disseminate them in the field. It is aimed at technical staff working in the Sudano-Sahelian zone, leaders of farmers organisations and trainers in rural and non-governmental organisations. In Burkina Faso, for example, a training programme in tropical agro-ecology covered soil fertility management, balanced crop protection, on-farm food processing, proximity marketing (that word again see Spore 83) and disseminating innovations. Technical support By way of support missions, CARI provides back-up to projects in the fields of food security, local product improvement, natural resource protection and anti-desertification measures. In Mali, support goes to an agricultural and livestock project in Tin Zaouaten (Adrar Iforas), embracing strengthening of river banks, development of food crops through encouaging the Touareg population to adopt soil protection and fertilisation, and redevelopment of herds through revitalising traditional credit networks. Networks and exchanges Central to CARI s work are processes to exchange experiences through concrete case studies. In Benin, for example, the first national exchange encounter of rural youth was held in February 1999. Partnerships are key to this, and cooperation exists with such bodies as the Rural Christian Youth Movement (MRJC) in Benin, and the Adult Agricultural Training Centre (CFFA) in Kamboinsé and the Association for Development of Agro-Ecological Techniques (ADTAE) in Kokhologo in Burkina Faso. CARI-CIEPAD Le Triol, 34380 Viols le Fort, France Fax: + 33 04 67 55 61 18 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org