Learning routes: Experiences in Marocco and Egypt

Title Learning routes: Experiences in Marocco and Egypt
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author Laura Eggens, Mireille Vermeulen
Content

In 2013, two learning routes took place on the themes of farmer organisations in Morocco and water management in Egypt.

ILEIA joined both Learning Routes, carrying out preparatory analysis of the main lessons in the host countries, and documenting how and what the participants (ruteros) learned during the actual route.

The final outcome of these Learning Routes is a 32 page booklet. This booklet presents the main lessons learnt during the two Learning Routes. It first provides short summaries of the initiatives that were visited in Morocco and Egypt.

Next, the main lessons that ruteros identified during the two routes are presented. The final chapter focuses on the lessons drawn from the process of the Learning Route, showing the ways in which knowledge building using this method can be innovative.

Type of initiative Report
Year Published
Language
Africa EGYPT, MOROCCO
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/resources/pubs/2013-learning-routes

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Teaming up to harness the Nile : can water users’ associations become effective?

Title Teaming up to harness the Nile : can water users’ associations become effective?
Contributor IDRC International Development Research Center
Author IDRC
Content In the Nile watershed, the home of ancient dynasties, 21st century farmers struggle to find better ways to irrigate their crops. Technical solutions help, but can farmers work together to improve their livelihoods in the long term? Research support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) provides some critical analysis. The document is also available in French and Arabic
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa EGYPT
Link http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/34646/1/126879.pdf

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The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South

Title The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South
Contributor Greenpeace
Author Nicholas Parrott, Terry Marsden
Content This report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges of establishing an organic farming movement that “can increase food security, reduce poverty and protect environmental resources” in the Southern hemisphere. Even though the report asserts that government policies are still needed to encourage the extension of organic farming, several positive trends are identified through a number of worldwide case studies.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia INDIA, INDONESIA
Africa BURKINA FASO, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, MALI, TANZANIA
South America PERU
Link http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/planet-2/report/2002/1/the-real-green-revolution.pdf

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