Climate and Ecological Justice

Urban Agriculture in Yaoundé

In Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, the combination of a degraded economic situation and powerful demographic pressure has contributed to a breakdown of urban fabric and ever-growing shantytowns. With an annual urban growth rate over 5% (according to UN-Habitat), about 60% of the Cameroonian population will live in an urban environment by 2015.

Year: 
2013 - 2014
Contact Person & Details: 
Gaelle Janvier 514 982 6606

Haiti: Sustainable Agriculture Project

Context:

In Haiti, more than half of the population lives below the poverty line, making roughly one dollar per day, and nearly half face problems related to malnutrition. With regard to agriculture, small local producers struggle to compete with big industries. However, intensive planting has caused soil erosion, at the same time that the forest has fallen to 2% of total land area. Poverty resulting from job insecurity and lack of jobs in general has led many to relocate to the Dominican Republic.

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Year: 
2006 - 2007

Brazil: Cashew micro-enterprise

Context:

Drought is a natural physical phenomenon that frequently and regularly afflicts Northeast Brazil. For a long time, drought has been harming Brazil’s semi-arid regions, mainly by destroying local ecosystems, which causes significant losses in biodiversity.

Year: 
2003 - 2004

Quebec (province of): Roots around the world

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Year: 
2007 - 2008
Contact Person & Details: 
Rotem Ayalon : rotem@alternatives. ca/ Anna-Lee Popham : annaleepopham@alternatives.ca

Cuba et Haïti: Rooftop Gardens

In collaboration with the Red Latinoamericana de Investigaciones en Agricultura Urbana (AGUILA) and Antonio Nunez Jimenez Foundation

Context:

Year: 
2005
Contact Person & Details: 
Ismael Hautecoeur: ismael@alternatives.ca

Morocco : Hydroponic project

In collaboration with the Association of Teachers of Life Science and Earth (ATLSE).

Context:

Year: 
2002 - 2003

Cochabamba + 1: Climate Justice and Ecological Alternatives

This conference will touch on themes such as the ecological crises and citizen alternatives, strategies towards a more sustainable environment, fossil fuel conflicts, eco-socialism, and citizen mobilization to combat shale gas and the Tar sands as well as the ecological debt. In sum, it will be provide an opportunity to build a movement!

Dates: April 15 to 17, 2011

Location: Montreal, Canada

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Year: 
2011

Urban Agriculture in Haiti

Alternative’s Rooftop Garden Project is working in partnership with APROSIFA, the Association for the Promotion of Integrated Family Health, to install an urban agriculture initiative in Port-aux-Prince. This CIDA funded project is designed to address both the short and long term food security needs of residents of the neighbourhood of Carrefour Feuilles.

Contact Person & Details: 
Marcela Escribano

Cuba and Haiti: Alternative Energy

This project is aimed to contribute to the environmental protection and improvement of the quality of life for small-scale farmers in Cuba and Haiti. The main outcome is hoped to be the launching of a Centre of Promotion and Development of Biogas that will serve to promote, train, circulate knowledge and transfer technology for the use of biogas in Cuba and Haiti.

Contact Person & Details: 
Marcela Escribano ; 514-982-6606 x2229
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