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Jardin des Innovations

Garden of Innovation

What does it mean?

During three days, the Salon Des Solidarités welcomes you at the 2nd edition of the Garden of Innovation.

This garden is an event supported by Association au Service de l’Action Humanitaire (ASAH) thanks to its program EDDENS creates to innovate in developing countries for the production and organization of resources. Through the organization of exchanges between actors to share experiences, funding and collaborative development of innovative solutions, this program is able to propagate these solutions.

Eradicate extreme poverty will require to be able to understand new issues and to find appropriate innovative solutions.

We must find new ways of doing things by making changes to technologies, ideas, skills and initiatives. We should be aware of the environmental, social and economic externalities of innovation.

During these three days, you’ll can participate to conferences, round-tables meetings, workshop, training, speed-dating and exhibitions of innovative solutions. All these activities follow three objectives:

  1. Highlight the need to innovate in order to meet the social, economic and environmental challenges of the South.
  2. Link small and medium operators in the international solidarity of the North to their local partners in the South thanks to resources and innovations (exchange of expertise, innovation, feedback, methodologies, innovative solutions)
  3. Value innovative solutions and their results.

Family Farming in the spotlight of this 2nd edition.

This year, the family farming and food security will be the main subjects of the conferences and debates. Indeed, ASAH, wished to commit to the International Year of Family Farming proposed by the United Nations.

In many contexts and conditions of production, family farms allow to:

  • Feed people and fight against hunger
  • Fight against poverty, to maintain and create jobs in rural areas.
  • Manage resources sustainability
  • Adapt ourselves and innovate in response to changing contexts.

The exhibitor area, opened to innovations in the sustainable agriculture, will also be open to other kind of innovations. NGO and companies working in the energy, sustainable management of water and sanitation, sustainable building etc. will expose their products, services or methods.

This event is also in the official datebook of the Family Farming Year. 


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