Environment and climate change
Colombia: Sowing hope, growing peace
29 June 2021
“I want to make our plantation a profitable and model family business, in order to show the benefits of working legally to the community and to motivate young people. I think there’s something truly magical about cocoa. That’s why I say cocoa is peace, it is life.”
Tree of Intercooperation: Solidarity for a Greener Future!
15 April 2021
The program was initially designed to uphold SOCODEVI’s environmental responsibility commitments and those of its member institutions (cooperatives and mutual organizations in Quebec). Since the project was launched in 2009, no fewer than 5,593.6 tons of CO2-eq have been offset by the planting of 207,756
A carbon-neutral SOCODEVI!
SOCODEVI is officially carbon-neutral, becoming the first international cooperation organization to be certified by the engineering consulting firm LCL Environnement. SOCODEVI will also continue to offset its carbon emissions through its own program, the Tree of Intercooperation, which is now an option in the offsetting guide
Aiding small-scale farmers builds climate resilience
3 December 2020
The Sahel, a semi-arid swath that spans the continent of Africa, is a climate change hotspot. This region is already experiencing increasingly irregular rainfall, droughts and crop failure. In coming decades, temperatures in Africa are predicted to rise faster than the global average, causing droughts,
31 August 2020
To mitigate the pandemic’s impact on the availability of and access to fresh food, the beneficiaries of our WAKLIIK project received inputs and technical assistance to set up home gardens. SOCODEVI and its partner, FEDECOVERA, put up a factory for the production of at least
MOROCCO : Focus on Women’s leadership
12 February 2020
SOCODEVI is returning to Morocco with a new five-year project that aims to improve the living conditions of at least 10,000 people in Berber communities. These populations, isolated between mountainous cedar forests and immense natural rosemary steppes, earn a living by exploiting agroforestry resources.
New mandate in Mozambique
11 February 2020
SOCODEVI is widening its influence by launching a new five-year project to improve the living conditions of more than 15,000 people in Mozambique: women and their family members! The Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment Support Project (PAEF), funded entirely by Global Affairs Canada ($18 million CAD),
Climate Change: new project in Côte d’Ivoire
17 December 2019
Increasing the resilience of farming families to climate change is now an unavoidable issue in rural areas. SOCODEVI’s expertise in this area has been recognized in securing a new applied research project for climate change adaptation of cocoa cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire. Called AdaptCoop, this
SOCODEVI is committed to the environment and to the challenges of climate change
30 April 2019
Taking into account environmental and climate change issues is an integral part of SOCODEVI’s approach.
PROCED : Development Program for Inclusive and Sustainable Model Cooperatives
5 February 2019
SOCODEVI increases its presence in Africa with the launch of the Development Program for Inclusive and Sustainable Model Cooperatives (PROCED). To be deployed in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal, the initiative will enable SOCODEVI to improve the living conditions of 8,000 families.