Represented by

Name : Aurore Mansion

Position: Head of the Food, Agriculture and Rural Economy Department (ALER)

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Phone : 00 33 (0) 1 70 91 92 10

Ms. Aurore Mansion is an anthropologist by training and is specialized in issues of securing access to land and natural resources. Since February 2017, she has held the position of head of the ALER department at GRET.

Presentation of the member

Brief presentation

Founded in 1976, GRET is an international NGO that works in some thirty countries on three continents to serve the most vulnerable. Its objective is to improve the living conditions of populations where inequalities have taken root, and to promote more equitable and caring societies.


GRET's actions, which are the result of long and sustainable establishments in its countries of intervention, are based on a process of co-construction with the populations and a vast community of partners. By promoting local approaches and innovation, they must lead to the strengthening of actors and the autonomous functioning of the structures put in place, without inducing dependency.

Areas of intervention

Active in 28 countries in 2019, GRET has 14 permanent representations in Asia, Africa and Latin America (Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Congo/DRC, Haiti, Laos, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Vietnam). Its headquarters are based in Nogent-sur-Marne, France.

Areas of specialization

Since its creation, GRET has promoted economic and social development in rural areas by supporting family farming and agri-food chains. It contributes to the autonomy and resilience of rural populations by implementing field projects, supporting partners, conducting expert work, leading networks, and producing knowledge. Its approach is based on the integration of land, production, economic, commercial, institutional and political dimensions.


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