The Livelihoods Fund

The Livelihoods Fund

The Livelihoods Fund

The Livelihoods Fund

The Livelihoods Fund

The Livelihoods Fund

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French Minister Annick Girardin visits our project in Senegal!

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The French Minister of State for Development and Francophony, Annick Girardin, visited the Livelihoods mangrove restoration project in Casamance, Senegal, on September 10th. Ms. Girardin was in Senegal preparing for the 15th Francophonie Summit. She signed several French Development Agency financing agreements on electrification, drinking water and support for decentralization and public finance. But despite her busy schedule, she still found time to discover our project with the NGO Océanium, which is the largest mangrove restoration project in the world today!

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A Glimmer of Hope in NY?

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The Livelihoods Fund lies at the cornerstone of the current debates on climate change and development, which are key factors impacting international negotiations on the environment. Bernard Giraud, President of Livelihoods Venture, shares some of his views one week after Climate Week, organized by the United Nations, took place in New York from September 22-28, 2014.

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400,000 people participated in the Climate March in New York last week (Photo Credit: John DeCrow/ AP Photo)
 

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Step into our world

Our mission is to support the efforts of agricultural
and rural communities to live in sustainable ecosystems.

Our Projects

Reforestation and Agroforestry

Reforestation restores damaged forests and renews degenerated soils that have lost their productivity. Agroforestry is an agricultural approach of planting crops under trees to create multi-layered functional forests that yield more diverse and sustainable land-use systems.

Mangrove restoration

Mangrove forests are powerful carbon sinks thanks to their twisted webs of roots above ground that absorb carbon dioxide. They help protect coasts from tidal surges and are a rich source of biodiversity. Yet they are among the world’s most threatened ecosystems.

Rural Energy

Access to basic energy needs remains a significant challenge for rural communities in developing countries. Over-reliance on wood and solid fuels for cooking and heating purposes leads to land degradation and contributes to climate change. 4 million premature deaths occur every year due to harmful smoke exposure from inefficient cooking methods.

"Over every mountain there is a path although it may not be seen from the valley."

− Theodore Roethke

"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another."

− Mahatma Gandhi
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