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The Youth, Agriculture and Water nexus in sub-Saharan Africa

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Nobody knows with certainty what the world’s future will look like in terms of demography. But one thing is quite sure; we will need to feed more and more people with declining resources. The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by almost one billion people within the next twelve years, reaching 8.1 billion in 2025 and 9.6 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report, World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision released in 2013.

Les agricultures familiales innovent

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Au Bénin, la formation à la valorisation de la jacinthe d’eau en compost a rencontré l’engouement et la forte mobilisation des maraîchers de Sô-Ava. La transformation de cette espèce invasive en fertilisant naturel commercialisable, dynamise l’économie locale tout en améliorant les rendements agricoles.

Jacinthe d'eau: Lutte par l'usage

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Lac Nokoué, considéré comme le plus productif d’Afrique de l’Ouest, est fortement envahi par la jacinthe d’eau (Eichhornia crassipes), au point de recouvrir la quasi totalité de sa surface en période de crue. Cette plante considérée comme l’une des espèces les plus invasives au monde y prolifère dangereusement obstruant les voies de communication et paralysant ainsi les activités économiques de la région.

Our Annual Report is out!

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2015, which is the second year of the implementation of our five-year strategic plan, was filled with activities and achievements. We have continued our collaboration with key local stakeholders such as market gardeners and women involved in basket weaving, in reducing the proliferation of water hyacinths and improving their income. The center has also collaborated with inland fishermen communities in Southern Benin to improve their resilience to water resource degradation and overfishing.

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