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Institution financière publique, l’Agence Française de Développement lutte contre la pauvreté, soutient la croissance économique et participe à la valorisation des biens publics mondiaux dans les pays en développement, les pays émergents et l’Outre-mer.
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Conflict between sedentary farmers and nomadic pastoralists lies at the heart of economic and social issues in Chad. The pastoralists from the arid North have traditionally migrated southwards with their herds into more fertile farmland areas. Yet, population growth and the resulting pressures on land have heightened conflict between the farmers and pastoralists. The Agence française de développement (AFD) has been supporting pastoral water projects in Chad for nearly fifteen years. One such project is Almy al Afia (Water for Peace), located in the centre of the country and partnered by specialised operators such as Iram-Antea. By creating water points and negotiating transhumance corridors, it has successfully opened up new pasturelands and helped to delay the herds' arrival in the farming areas. The result has been a marked fall-off of conflict in the traditional zones of confrontation.
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L'Afrique du Sud, responsable de 50% des émissions de gaz à effet de serre sur le continent africain, s'est engagée dans une politique de développement durable en accord avec le protocole de Kyoto. Dans le cadre de la coopération, l'Agence Française de Développement a octroyé un prêt à la municipalité de Durban pour un projet de production d'électricité à partir de méthane. Les réductions de gaz à effet de serre ainsi obtenues sont dès lors vendues sur le marché mondial du carbone.
 
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L'AFD accompagne le développement urbain. Nathalie Le Denmat, Responsable de la Division Collectivités locales et développement urbain revient sur l'action de l'Agence : la lutte contre la pauvreté et les quartiers précaires, l'amélioration de l'environnement économique et de l'attractivité des villes, le renforcement de l'autonomie et des moyens des collectivités locales, le soutien à la coopération décentralisée et la protection et la préservation de l'environnement.
 
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Added: 111 weeks, 3 days
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Ecole d'ingénieurs internationale, 2IE forme mille ingénieurs aux métiers de l'eau, de l'environnement, de l'énergie et du génie civil. Jean-Christophe Maurin, responsable du Département Education et formation professionnelle à l'AFD, détaille les conditions du soutien financier de l'Agence et l'expertise qu'elle apporte.
 
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Added: 111 weeks, 3 days
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A Madagascar, un des pays les plus pauvres de la planète, 97% de la population est exclue du système bancaire. L'Agence française de développement (AFD) soutient les institutions de microfinance. Grâce au microcrédit, les petites entreprises peuvent ainsi stimuler leur activité, créer des emplois et acquérir une légitimité auprès des banques malgaches.
 
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With 20% of the ocean coral reefs already destroyed, almost all of the world's lagoons are now endangered. Coral reefs are particularly sensitive to global warming, overfishing and pollution but, in New Caledonia, they are also threatened by industrial waste from a local nickel-mining complex.

To conserve the coral reefs' exceptional biodiversity and develop the economic and environmental services they provide to local populations, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) are participating in the Coral Reef Initiatives for the South Pacific (CRISP), a regional programme for the protection and sustainable management of Pacific coral reefs.
For more information visit: http://www.afd.fr/home
 
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Added: 156 weeks, 3 days
From: AFD
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Each year, 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed across the planet. Although conserving this exceptional biodiversity is now an urgent priority, exploiting wood resources is also vitally important for many local populations whose livelihood depends on the forest. Sustainable management of these spaces by combining protection and exploitation seems to offer the best solution. With 85% of its territory covered by forests, Gabon adopted a new forestry code in 2001. The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) supports the large-scale concessions that are sustainably managing and exploiting the forest. This approach has also been extended to the country's small-scale operators.
For more information visit: http://www.afd.fr/home
 
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Added: 156 weeks, 3 days
From: AFD
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Absorbing 80% of the labour force, agriculture is the mainstay of the Malagasy economy. Today, however, this sector is in peril. Deforestation, unsustainable farming methods, low productivity and insecure land tenure are all fuelling diminishing soil yields and threatening the island's food security.
To check this land degradation, the Agence française de développement (AFD) is developing, with support from CIRAD, the use of agroecological techniques with Malagasy farmers. This approach involves protecting the soil with a green cover crop, as a way of avoiding ploughing and restricting the use of fertilisers. This helps to restore soil fertility, limit watershed erosion and reduce CO2 emissions.
Developing agroecology is a long-haul undertaking. The key to its success is multi-pronged approach: bolster training schemes, secure land tenure and ensure farmers have access to credit.
For more information visit: http://www.afd.fr/home
 
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Added: 155 weeks, 5 days
From: AFD
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Hann Bay sports the world's second largest beach after Rio and was once the pride of Dakar's residents. Yet, today it is severely polluted by discharges from cargo vessels at sea and by industrial waste and untreated wastewater. However, local resident and business associations are beginning to mobilise, while the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has chosen to fund an extensive industrial depollution programme... a pioneering step in Senegal.
Although almost all urban residents now have access to drinking water, a third of Senegalese still have no access to sanitation services. Senegal has begun to tackle the problem by setting up its Water and Sanitation Millennium Program (Pepam). The aim is to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
For more information visit: www.afd.fr/home
 
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Added: 154 weeks, 5 days
From: AFD
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In 2009, China, which now ranks as the world's second economic power, may well have overtaken the United States to become the top emitter of greenhouse gases, accounting for a fifth of global emissions. As such, it is now facing the challenge of combining economic growth with safeguarding the environment. In recent years, the international community and France have mobilised to support the Chinese government's action to combat global warming.
Following a bilateral Sino-French agreement, technological co-operation between local governments, research centres, NGOs and businesses has been strengthened. The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) are supporting the Chinese authorities in setting up energy-efficiency programmes and developing renewable energies.
For more information visit: http://www.afd.fr/home
 
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Views: 5289
 


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