11/04/2017 - Article
Territories are secure places in which stakeholders are rediscovering their power, places for dialogue and social cohesion, and places for innovative economic partnerships, and bear witness to the resurgence of the local level in an increasingly fragmented world. These were the key messages put across at a conference, Des territoires ruraux vivants pour transformer le monde, organized by CIRAD and the AFD on 27 February 2017 during the Paris International Agricultural Show. Watch interviews with four of the contributors, illustrating the novel role played by territories in sustainable development against a backdrop of globalization (videos in French).
Naoufel Ben Haha is Deputy Director of Land Use Planning at the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fishing.
Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly is the Ivorian Minister of Agriculture and Sustainable Development.
Babacar Diop is the former Mayor of Ross Bethio, a town in northern Senegal. In the late 1990s, the town introduced a land use plan, supported by the research sector and notably CIRAD. Twenty years on, Babacar Diop talks about the sustainable changes the plan has brought for all the stakeholders in the territory.
Haingoarison Randrianomenjanahary is a farmer and Chairman of the SIF (Solidarité des Intervenants du Foncier) association and member of the Board of the FIFATA farmers' union.
The conference Des territoires ruraux vivants pour transformer le monde , organized by CIRAD and the Agence française de développement (AFD), was held on 27 February 2017 as part of the Paris International Agricultural Show. It brought together more than 140 participants who came to listen to the talks by and debates between contributors from the public and private sectors and civil society.