Ashoka Fellow
France
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Jean-Guy Henckel's work was prepared when Jean-Guy Henckel was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Introduction
Since the 1980s, Jean-Guy Henckel has worked to help the most excluded out of long-term unemployment. His innovative model trains them to produce high-value, organic agricultural products and organizes them into local “Cocagne Gardens,” organizations that market their packaged products to conscientious consumers, who in turn commit to buying their products every week. Beginning locally, Jean-Guy has expanded his approach to over 100 locations across France.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
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