2014 is the first year of the implementation of our 5-year strategic plan which is now fully operational and is guiding the work of the center. This year was particularly important for us as family farmers, who are the target of our activities, were celebrated by the international community. As part of this celebration of small scale farmers, we took part in a number of regional and international initiatives such as the “Do Agric” campaign piloted by ONE in which ACED was an official partner.
In the course of the year 2014, we continued to work on the reduction of the proliferation of water hyacinth on Lake Nokoué, which has both environmental and socio-economic implications. Another element that marked 2014 was the strengthening of ACED’s research activities. Three studies on the vulnerability of communities to climate change have been carried out. These findings will guide future interventions of ACED with these communities.
We also strengthened our collaboration with research centres such as the Laboratory of Hydrobiology and Aquaculture of the University of Abomey-Calavi, the Institut des Sciences de l’Environnement of the University of Quebec in Montreal, the Center for World Food Studies at the Vrije University of Amsterdam, and others. In 2015, ACED will develop activities that are aligned with the implementation of its strategic plan. New projects will be launched in various fields such as water hyacinth, biogas, carbon credit, young people, ICT, fisheries, climate change, etc.
Learn more about ACED’s activities in 2014 through our Annual Report.