AVSF invites you to attend a series of discussions featuring French and African livestock farmers. The events will be held between October 13 and 17. It will be a great chance to get together with others and discuss how to produce and eat healthier.
Five international discussions between French and African livestock farmers
AVSF will be welcoming a group of Malian and Nigerian livestock farmers to France from October 13 to 17, 2012. Their visit to France will be an occasion for them to meet and talk to French smallholder livestock farmers about the problems they face with regard to climate change – for example, the ways in which climate change impacts how they manage their livestock, ways to adapt, etc.
Five dates to remember
- October 13: at the farm of Gérard Fournier-Bidoz in Serraval – Haute Savoie department
- October 14: at the farm of the St. Luce GAEC [collective farming group] (in the morning) and at the farm of Etienne Mary in Salette (in the afternoon) – Isère department
- October 15: at the farm of Eric Palisse in St. Bathélémy le Plain (in the morning) and at the farm of the Sampeyroux GAEC in Glun (in the afternoon) – Ardèche department
- October 16: at the farm of the Pis Vert GAEC in Pomeys (in the morning) and at the farm of Geneviève and Michel Fayolle in Larajasse (in the afternoon) – Rhône department
- October 17: at a farm in St-André-la-Côté (in the afternoon) – Rhône department
Conferences will also be held to address the role that livestock farmers and consumers both play in the fight to curb climate change:
– In Valence, at the ”Le Valentin” agricultural high-school – October 15, at 8 p.m.
– In Marcy l’Étoile, at the Vetagrosup vetrinary school – October 17, at 5:15 p.m.
A European network serving a global cause
These events are part of a broader European project led by AVSF that aims to educate people about development, with a special focus on ”smallholder livestock farming and climate change.” The project is carried out in partnership with the European Commission, the French Development Agency, and the Rhône-Alpes Region. These meetings are made possible thanks to the support of the AFDI and the Résagri of the Rhône-Alpes Regional Chamber of Agriculture.
Follow this project at www.smallscalefarming.org
Christophe LEBEL // 01 43 94 73 48