Agroecological transitions in irrigated systems
Why agroecological transitions in irrigated systems?
Irrigation is promoted for having higher productivity than rainfed agriculture. Productivity depends on the use of chemicals, which is increasingly called into question for its impacts on public health and the environment. This dependence can also lock farmers into a cycle of debt.
It is a matter of reinventing agricultural approaches and practices with a view to environmental sustainability.
What do we do?
Through our actions in the field and our workshops, we aim to promote the development of agroecological practices in irrigated schemes.
To do this, we inventory and characterise the agroecological practices employed in irrigated systems, and measure their socio-economic and agro-environmental impacts and performances. We analyse the conditions for success and factors that block agroecological transitions.
Our areas of action and focus are the Maghreb, South-East Asia and West Africa.
AVSF (Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières) was recruited in September 2020 and is in charge of this action. You can consult :
The presentations :
- Cambodia presentation
- Algeria presentation (Mitidja)
- Algeria presentation (Mzab)
- Senegal presentation
the inventories :
- Synthesis of inventories and agroecological practices
- Inventory and practices in Algeria (N'Tissa)
- Inventory and practices in Algeria (Mitidja)
- Inventory and practices in Cambodia
- Inventory and practices in Senegal (Mboro)
- Inventory and practices in Senegal (Guede)
To be read :
- Inception Report, and its Annex 1 - Analytical framework agroecology in irrigated systems and Annex 2 – evaluation grid of irrigated systems.
- Inventory and characterization of the agroecological practices in the irrigated systems
- Framework note and regional concertation
You can consult the works of the AFSF/GRET/IRAM/Agrisud working group on agroecological transitions here: