Fioré Poidevin

Agriculture in the service of man and nature

Intensive agriculture is at the heart of today’s climate and social challenges. On the one hand, its systematic use of chemicals causes soil deterioration and contributes to deforestation. In the Amazon, for example, according to Green Peace, “Just over 65% of the cleared land is now occupied by pastures”. On the other hand, the population […]

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Laugh to survive

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world. 75% of the population lives below the poverty line. Children are the first to be affected by this plague.  In order to support themselves, children are often forced to work. According to UNICEF, a quarter of Malagasy children aged 5 to 17 work to help […]

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Guide to emancipation

In the isolated Gorno-Badakshan (GBAO) region of Tajikistan, called the Pamir region, economic opportunities are limited. Men are forced to move to Russia in search of work and women alone manage the households without being able to work. However, the Russian economic crisis, caused by the fall in oil prices and Western sanctions against Moscow […]

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The forest is burning, whose fault is it?

Since early July, fires have been raging in the forests of the Amazonas and Rondônia states in Brazil. More than 1000 hectares of vegetation have already gone up in smoke. An increase 4 times higher than the rate of deforestation experienced in July 2018. The main cause of fires is the farming industry. Some farmers […]

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The farmers of tomorrow, Emmaüs Roya

Cédric Herrou and his association DTC – Defend Your Citizenship, created in September 2017 to welcome asylum seekers to his farm, are launching the first fully farming Emmaüs community in France: Emmaüs Roya. After housing asylum seekers for medium and long periods of time, they became aware of the strength of the community and the […]

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Corporate philanthropy in the service of the common good

A study on the impact of corporate philanthropy in France, written by Sciences Po Toulouse, has just been published by Admical, an association recognized as a public utility for the development of philanthropy. The result is that in France, public authorities are gradually withdrawing from public interest organisations which now rely heavily on the private […]

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Cyclone Idai Emergency – MSF’s intervention

On March 14, 2019, Cyclone Idai hit the coasts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe with winds of as high as 200 km/h.   In Mozambique, the country most affected by the cyclone, there were already 600 deaths and several thousand wounded on 5 April 2019. The coastal city of Beira was 90% destroyed and more […]

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LIMBO – After the Libyan nightmare

Jean-Paul Mari, Vice President of LIMBO, tells us: I remember Solomon, the young Eritrean, his black frizzy hair yellowed by the sun and sea water, his haggard eyes. He had drifted for twenty-five days on a zodiac in the Mediterranean. There were seventy-five of them at the start, five survivors at the finish. His nightmares […]

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Mangrove restoration in Senegal: Ten-year assessment

Between 1980 and 2010, 25% of the mangroves in the Casamance and Sine Saloum regions of Senegal disappeared. Rising sea levels have caused an increase in water salinity, which has contributed to the destruction of the region’s food resources. Since 2009, the Océanium association, in partnership with the Carbon Livelihoods Fund, has been committed to […]

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Health care in war zones

Whether they are fleeing war, conflict, discrimination, poverty, or the consequences of global warming, exiles have a right to a decent reception. The Foundation devotes over 15% of its budget to support the field-based associative actors who work alongside them. Elise Boghossian, the founder of the association EliseCare, which provides medical aid to survivors in […]

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