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Organization Name

Sodexo

Case Story Title

Super vegetable gardens in Algeria

Case Story Date

 

Issues Addressed

  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Water management
  • Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Labour
  • Environment

Case Story Category

Partnership Project

Countries of Impact

Algeria

Case Description

Launched in March 2010 during the Water Day, the Super Vegetable Garden Project aims at developing local community in desert zones to help the populations reach food auto sufficiency. Near Hassi Messaoud, new agrarian techniques have been implemented in partnership with Sodexo, Pro-Natura International NGO, JTS Semences and the agrarian public services. The surface needed for culture is adapted to small familial farms: a 60 m2 land field produces enough to feed a family of 10 persons, with an annual production between 750 and 1,500 kg. Work needed is reduced to 2 hours per day of a family group, and only one week training is needed to be familiar with the process. The process reduces ecological footprint by saving 80% of water consumption.

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Authors

Dolores LARROQUE

dolores.larroque@sodexo.com

Contact Person

Lesley Sander
Sodexo
lesley.sander@sodexo.com

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