Sustainable Consumption and Production

At the current rate of growth, by 2050, we will need three planets to provide the resources required for 9.6 billion inhabitants. The challenge? Do more and better with less... This requires improving the management of resources and profoundly changing our production and consumption patterns.
These objectives are at the intersection of a number of the projects we support. We address them, for example, by promoting Corporate Social Responsibility.
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Reforestation, République Dominicaine © Franck Galbrun pour l'AFD
AFD AND SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION: PROMOTING A RATIONAL USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Reforestation, République Dominicaine © Franck Galbrun pour l'AFD

Promoting corporate social responsibility

Entretien dans les parcelles de rizipisciculture, Madagascar ©  Cyril le Tourneur d'Ison pour l'AFD

PROMOTING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

AFD Group supports economic and financial actors engaged in a responsible, ethical and transparent entrepreneurial process. For example, we finance projects which help to improve the working conditions of their employees, reduce their carbon footprint, obtain environmental certification or improve corporate governance. 
 

Promoting cooperation between all actors in the production chain

Entretien dans les parcelles de rizipisciculture, Madagascar ©  Cyril le Tourneur d'Ison pour l'AFD

PROMOTING COOPERATION BETWEEN ALL ACTORS IN THE PRODUCTION CHAIN

It is essential to have a cooperative approach between the various actors in the supply chain, from the producer to the final consumer. For example, AFD supports:

  • The emergence of sustainable agricultural sectors, with support for the creation of protected geographical indications in developing countries: Ziama-Macente coffee in Guinea, Penja pepper in Cameroon, Téboursouk olive oil in Tunisia.
  • Waste management and treatment. Certain projects aim to reduce the impacts of the sector by recovering and reusing landfill biogas, as in Addis Ababa and Samarkand, or by reusing waste as an alternative fuel, such as at the Lomé landfill. A research program has been launched on new recycling practices and the challenges of managing the solid waste sector.
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of food produced every year is not consumed
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