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Success stories of Teaser farmers' in Senegal

A co-produced film, “Successful Peasant in Senegal”, shows the success stories of family farmers in the Teaser farmers’ organization in Senegal. This was co-produced by Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA) and SOS Faim deals with the marketing of peanuts in Senegal. Watch the video below (Video is in the local language and transcribed into French).

SAVE THE DATE! 11 July 2022 – UNDFF Forum on Inclusive Rural Communication Services for Family Farming

Within the context of the UN Decade on Family Farming, FAO and three regional Communication for Development initiatives (ComDev Asia, Onda Rural and YenKasa Africa), have joined force to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS), as part of family farming policies and programmes; and to strengthen participatory communication capacities among farmer organizations and rural institutions. The Global Forum on Rural Communication Services for Family Farming will take place online on

SAVE THE DATE! 30 June 2022 - Regional Forum on Rural Communication Services for Family Farming in Africa

Within the context of the UN Decade on Family Farming (UNDFF), FAO and the regional Communication for Development initiative YenKasa Africa have joined forces to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS) in Africa as part of family farming policies and programmes; and to strengthen participatory communication capacities among farmers’ organizations and rural institutions.   YenKasa Africa initiative and FAO invite you on 30 June 2022 to the virtual Regional Forum on

African countries celebrate the importance of fish industries employing 5.4 million people and providing essential nutrition

In rural Malawi, small-scale fisheries and aquaculture produce the most readily available animal-sourced foods – and much vital protein. It’s the same in Zambia. And, both countries are land-locked too, with no accessible coast to harvest fish from. That’s quite a contribution from the industries, often family and community-run. It’s a similar story in many African countries. Artisanal fisheries and aquaculture are important across Africa, with annual production of 5.2

Strength in numbers – the power of the collective

Producer groups in Togo are successfully influencing government policy on Family Farming The old adage “there is strength in numbers” beautifully sums up why forest farmers and indigenous peoples should consider being part of a cooperative. As an individual, you can be one voice shouting into the darkness, but as a group your voice can be elevated and make more of an impact. Forest and farm producer organizations engage more

Yenkasa Africa- UNDFF Regional Awareness Campaign

A new Yenkasa Africa awareness campaign for the UNDFF has been launched by family farmers’ organizations, FAO, and communication networks and institutions. The theme of the campaign is “Family farming at the heart of sustainable food systems” and it focuses on the contribution of family farming in achieving sustainable food systems. In particular, the campaign will give visibility to the progress of the UNDFF through the National Action Plans, policy

Distance learning via radio for rural communities in Somalia

Overcoming COVID-19 restrictions through adaptive measures that facilitate access to agricultural and nutrition knowledge This promising practice factsheet documents a new distance learning initiative in Somalia through radio launched in 2020 by FAO to respond to public health threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, complementing cash+ activities and replacing face-to-face beneficiary training. Through this initiative, FAO sought to continue developing rural communities’ capacities to mitigate shocks, especially those compounded by

[SAVE THE DATE!] Webinar on April 26 - Cycle of exchanges: rural women and cooperativism

The WRF, together with six participating member organisations, will organise the second webinar of the series Rural Women and Cooperativism on 26 April. Three experiences of women’s farming groups or cooperatives in Madagascar, Nicaragua and Tanzania will be presented.  The Rural Women and Cooperativism virtual exchange cycle aim to promote the catalytic role of association and cooperativism in the economic empowerment and resilience building of rural women. More than 200

[SAVE THE DATE] FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC32)- African countries to define regional agrifood systems priorities

The 32nd Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Regional Conference for Africa (ARC) will hold from 11 April – 14 April 2022 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. More than 50 African countries will attend to discuss and define the regional priorities in agrifood systems transformation. This conference is held due to the increased number of people in Africa with not enough food to eat daily, as

[SAVE THE DATE] Webinar - Cycle of exchanges: rural women and cooperativism

The WRF, together with six participating member organisations, will organise the first seminar of the series Rural Women and Cooperativism on 24 March, 2022. Three experiences of women’s farming groups or cooperatives in Africa, South America and Asia will be presented. The Rural Women and Cooperativism virtual exchange cycle aims to promote the catalytic role of association and cooperativism in the economic empowerment and resilience building of rural women. It