Développement durable de l’agro élevage au Cap Vert
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Brief description of the initiative
This Project has reduced poverty by increasing rural development and food security in Cape Verde through the mobilization of migrant's skills and professional technical institutions in Portugal. The project introduced the techniques of hydroponics and agro alimentary transformation in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, using the skills of migrants and professional associations in Portugal.
Results and lessons learned
A Cape Verdean expert in hydroponics residing in Portugal has trained youngsters in order to meet the objective of relaunching Cape Verdian agriculture and farming as economic activities that can support the living conditions of the rural populations in Cape Verde. In addition, an awareness campaign on water scarcity and savings has been carried out.
Main thematic areas
Boosting migration’s poverty-reduction effects. Through knowledge and skills transfer, remittances and more, migration can be a significant poverty-reduction tool for migrants and their families, and can make significant contributions to development efforts in both countries of origin and destination.
Including migrants in social protection coverage and policies. Social protection coverage for migrants tends to be low. There is a need to ensure migrants are both eligible for and effectively participate in social protection mechanisms, and are not discriminated against based on sex, age or migratory status, among other factors.
The main aim of the project was to contribute to the relaunch of Cape Verdian agriculture and farming as economic activities that can support the living conditions of the rural populations through the development of resources, thus contributing to economic growth.
1. Training young people living in rural areas in new technologies for agricultural production and animal husbandry;
2. Disseminating the new techniques to agricultural and livestock farmers;
3. Introducing the horticulture technique for 6 pilot farmer's production activities in Sao Vicente and Santiago;
4. Introducing hydroponics to reduce agricultural water waste to farming communities living in these areas;
5. Creating community milk distributors and butchers to strengthen farmers' entrepreneurial skills.
The beneficiaries will be people living in the rural area of Sao Vicente (approx. 40,000 families) , particularly the unemployed (over 30% of the population) and women.