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Forum Synergie

Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

GEYSER (Groupe d’études et de services pour l’économie des ressources)

Rural topic(s): Civic engagement, local governance and dialogue, Local ecological knowledge

City: St Michel l’Observatoire

Country: France

Web site: http://www.geyser.asso.fr

Geyser was founded in 1983 as an independent non-profit association. It worked on supporting ecological agriculture and biodiversity conservation, on rural policies, on GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) and on international cooperation. Today, it has two main focuses: participatory processes and mediation in environmental and rural issues, farmers’ ecological knowledge. Geyser is currently working in France and abroad, especially Europe and Latin America.

Scale of intervention : Regional, National, European, International, Local

Keywords: Farmers Ecological Knowledge, safeguard of knowledge, agroecology, territorial dialogue, conflict management, environmental conflict, conservation and management of natural resources

Places: France

Actors: association

Methods: training workshop, programme/project management, consulting/expertise, facilitation, experience exchange, knowledge collection

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