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What can we learn from allotment gardens in urban areas ?


We all know that Africa is urbanizing rapidly. We also know that the share of urban poor is getting higher and they are not able to get appropriate diets for their families. Therefore, ACED launched a research project in 2016 to tests if allotment gardens in urban areas can provide urban poor with access to fresh foods and income to improve their food security situation.

ACED work recognized as “Outstanding Practice in Agroecology 2019”


ACED’s initiative on water hyacinth has been declared an “Outstanding Practice in Agroecology 2019” by the World Future Council.

The fisherwomen of Benin


Women occupy pivotal positions in the value chain of inland fishery activities in the Global South. Being responsible for processing and marketing, women largely determine the value of the catch and income status of small-scale fisher families. Benin is no exception; approximately 40 000 women are employed in the inland fishery sector with buying and selling fish as their main activities.

Workshop on inland fisheries in Benin


On September 18, 2018, ACED, LHA and ACWFS organized a workshop in the context of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) project “Improving resilience of inland fisher communities in Benin”.


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