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PAFO: A Pan-African voice for farmers

There are tens of millions of family farmers across Africa who produce food and feed families and communities. These family farmers cultivate their fields, raise livestock, fish and manage forests and forest products. They all have different skills, needs, interests and opinions. But, they also have common challenges including climate change, the need for training, investment and business networking and now the COVID-19 crisis. Farmers, pastoralists, forest managers and fishermen

La Via Campesina : Champion for peasant rights

La Via Campesina (LVC) is a champion for the rights of small-scale food producers, working for food sovereignty and social justice, and struggling in solidarity with peasant farmers, small- and medium-sized producers, rural women, indigenous people, rural youth and agricultural workers to improve their rights. And they have had success. With the adoption of the UN Declarations of the Rights of Peasants in 2018, La Via Campesina found success. But

Celebrate the people who grow your food — family farmers — with our UNDFF radio campaign

The YenKasa Africa radio campaign celebrates the UN Decade of Family Farming and the voices of small-scale farmers across Africa. As World Food Day (Oct. 16) approaches, be part of our campaign, and be a voice for family farmers. Have you already participated by broadcasting our radio spots or other campaign materials? Or by interviewing farmers and farmer organization leaders? Continue to participate by integrating this campaign into a special

ROPPA: Proud to support women, men, and youth working in agriculture across West Africa

For West African farmers, the Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs Agricoles de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, or ROPPA, is their champion. ROPPA is dedicated to building a West African farmer movement representative of all components of the rural world, so pride of place is reserved for women, men, and young people whose life and work are based on family farming systems. To ensure the safety of smallholders and family

Webinar: Rumours and concerns about face masks during COVID-19 crisis

Join the Risk Communication and Community Engagement Group (RCCE) and Farm Radio International for a webinar Wednesday, September 23. Rumors and concerns about wearing face masks have created a great challenge for compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures. The expert panel will discuss how local media are dealing with these rumours and how they are serving their listeners. This webinar will also be an opportunity to share practical tools with members

Eastern Africa Farmers Federation: Promoting agri-business for farmers in East Africa

For 20 million farmers in eastern and central Africa, the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation is their collective voice. Registered in Kenya, the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) is a members-based regional farmer’s organization founded in 2001. It was created to represent, lobby, and advocate for Eastern African farmers’ interests and to build their capacities. EAFF membership comprises 24 national farmers’ federations, co-operatives, and commodity associations in 10 countries: Kenya, Uganda,

The Regional Platform of Central African Farmers' Organizations: An interview

As part of the celebration of the United Nations Decade for Family Farming 2019-2028, we invite you to discover a partner organization, the role that it plays in promoting and giving a voice to these small producers who play an important role in the fight for food security. The Regional Platform of Central African Farmers’ and Producers’ Organizations (PROPAC), based in Yaoundé, Cameroon, is an umbrella structure that oversees ten

Women farmers create a cooperative to alleviate poverty

It is called ‘Association des Filles de Séguélendom réunies au sein de la Coopérative Agro-pastorale’ best known with acronym – AFISE COOP-SA. This initiative, which aims to improve the well-being of members, is based in Séguélendom, a village located 307 km from Yaoundé in the Doumaintang Subdivision of the Upper Nyong Division in the East region of Cameroon. The idea of ​​a grouping arose from an observation of idleness in

The power of radio in building capacities for rural Somalia

In light of the current threat to public health posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to prevent the spread of the virus, FAO has launched today a new radio distance learning and extension service that complements its cash and livelihood support, for the most vulnerable farmers, pastoralists and fisher folks in Somalia. “This initiative also comes as an anticipatory measure in case the COVID-19 situation gets worse again and new restrictions and limitations