Resources

In order to improve food security, but also preserve their economic situation and the environment, the Agroecology Unit created a network of pedagogical farms. Their aim is to test and improve different models of agroecologic production, adapted to the various climate zones of the planet. Each farm is a place of agronomic production, training as well as research and development.

Antenna puts the training of local farmers in the techniques resulting from this research high on its agenda. On this page you can find resources and training material developed in this framework.

Handbook on Agroecology

Manuel AgroEcologie_couvertureL’Agroécologie – Une science et une pratique agricole pour les petits producteurs d’Afrique sub-saharienne (Agroecology – A science and agricultural practice for small producers in sub-Saharan Africa), handbook by Kim Schneider, co-manager of Agroecology Unit, Antenna Foundation (February 2022)

This handbook was drafted as course material for trainings held in conjunction with Antenna’s projects, notably in Cameroon, DRC, Burkina Faso and Guinea. They are also held on-line, bringing together students from a dozen African countries.

To download the handbook in PDF version , click here. (currently only available in French)

To order a paper version, contact communication@antenna.ch. Price: 20 CHF + postal charges (or more, if you would like to contribute to the actual price of the work which lead to the drafting of the handbook)

> This handbook will soon be translated into English.

Moocs

Antenna’s Agroecology Unit organised a Mooc (in French) entitled “L’Agroécologie – Une science et une pratique agricole pour les petits producteurs d’Afrique sub-saharienne” (Agroecology – A science and agricultural practice for small producers in sub-Saharan Africa), which took place in 2021. The recordings of the 7 chapters are available here:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Contrôle des ravageurs et maladies

Chapter 3: Les associations de cultures et l’agroforesterie

Chapter 4: La protection du sol

Chapter 5: La fertilisation

Chapter 6: L’élevage – les animaux dans le système agroécologique

Chapter 7: Un agroécosystème modèle – Exemple d’une ferme agroécologique