Transforming Society Through Youth Entrepreneurship in Agro-Ecology — TOGO

The Kpelephonie-Festival AGRO-Bio-Culture (ABC) was launched to train unemployed youth, promote agroecology and cultural biodiversity. Along with other participant, our Togo country director Ayivi Ayite was also present at the long week training.

The theme of the Cultural Festival was: “Transforming Society Through Youth Entrepreneurship in Agro-Ecology’

Participants at the Agro-ecology in Togo

Food security and the well-being of humanity sought through debates and workshops initiated between several African countries for this edition of kpelephonie-ABC Kpélé.

Kpelephony-ABC 2019 to value nature, culture, beauty, environment, agro-ecology, agro-forestry, organic farming, cultural biodiversity, and youth employability.

The training that gather numbers of civil societies looks into the following areas of development:

· Agro-ecologyand social entrepreneurship.

· Social Marking and Renewable Energy.

· The artistic valorization of the objects of the soil.

· Bio-Culture

· Eco-tourism

· Policy around the development of the territory

· Venison and pottery

· Culinary

· Painting and scripture

· Dance, music and theater

· Bio cosmeticsand accessories

· Recycling objects and crafts.

Display of activities at the Agro-ecology meeting in Togo

Techniques of transmission of know-how and know-how: kpelephony-ABC, our transmission belt. Kpelephonieadvocates multicultural activities and agro-tourism to transmit the benefits of nature and culture.

A debate on Organic Farming, Agroecology and Agro-forestryin Tsiko in the framework of kpelephonia-ABC2019.

Discussions are currently focused on two points:

· What is Agroecology? — Agro-forestry and Agro-ecological

· The importance.

· Making Biofertilizer: Bocashi

Agroecology is fundamentally different from any other approach to sustainable development. Based on bottom-up and territorial processes, it helps to solve local problems through contextually appropriate solutions. Agroecological innovations are based on the joint production of knowledge, combining science and the traditional, practical and local knowledge of producers. By strengthening their autonomy and adaptability, agroecology provides producers and people with the means to be key players in change.

Rather than adjusting the practices of unsustainable farming systems, agroecology aims to transform food and agricultural systems, addressing in an integrated way the root causes of problems and providing global solutions that are sustainable. This includes explicitly emphasizing the social and economic aspects of food systems. Agroecology places the rights of women, youth and indigenous peoples at the center.

Our Country Representative Ayivi Ayite

Agro-ecology aims to help countries transform their food and agriculture systems, to mainstream sustainable agriculture, and to achieve the goal of zero hunger and multiple other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Diversity; synergies; science; resilience; recycling; co-creation and knowledge sharing (description of common characteristics of agro-ecological systems, founding practices, and innovative approaches).

Human and social values; food culture and traditions (contextual features) Circular economy and solidarity; responsible governance (enabling environment) The elements of agroecology are linked and interdependent.

As an analytical tool, the elements can help countries make agroecology work. They describe the important features of agroecological systems and approaches, as well as the main elements to be taken into account to create an environment conducive to agroecology. They guide policymakers, professionals, and stakeholders in the planning, management andevaluation of the agroecological transition.

Agro-ecological workshop: Visit of a layer farm to touch and experience the reality of things.

Agro-ecology to fight against climate change and malnutrition.

Agriculture enters the climate negotiations. Struggled for its greenhouse gas emissions, the sector could turn into a solution if it fundamentally changes its practices.

Agro-ecology, which stores carbon while increasing yields, is a response to the fight against climate change.

Agro-ecology, which many farmers practice around the world, helps to address the problems of mitigation and adaptation of agriculture by reducing the use of fossil fuels used for production (anaerobic digestion, natural fertilizer, crop associations), by increasing soil carbon fixation (4 per 1000 initiative), and by restoring ecosystems (reforestation in trees and hedgerows). So many solutions that ensure food safety, sustainability and protection of the environment.

Everything for the well-being of humanity. The kapéléphonie-ABC 2019 involved all participants and supporters by its Forestry University at the top of the Danyi Mountain.

Nature, forest, agroforestry, Agro-ecology, solar energy, all these topics were discussed in this university at the summit of Mont de Dayes Assume in the context of kpelephonie/ ABC.

Innovative and social entrepreneurship in one week at the Kpelephonie / ABC 2019, the youth traces its future by rubbing shoulders with adults intelligently.

Kpelephony/ ABC, a model of transmission of know-how and know-how.

The Kpelephony/ ABC, a synergy of several African nationalities, a melting pot where the communication between the old, the old, the young and the children is transformed into an award of services or an entrepreneurial secret. Thank you for this project which facilitates the employability of young people.

The results or products produced during the telephonic training workshops are exposed.

Report by Ayivi Ayite Country Director ICCDI AFRICA

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