Publications

Agroecology Achieves Food Security Series

La Via Campesina has launched The Agroecology Achieves Food Sovereignty Series (AE for FS). This series includes interviews with African leaders of social movements and is part of the Pollinations initiative. The launch of coincides with the International Day of Struggle against Agro-toxics (3 December). Episode 1 is called “Peasant talks for Food Sovereignty” and was made possible through a collaboration between LVC Africa, AFSA, GRAIN, and GAIA Foundation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=earvhSYrbVY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0tm5vLxfF5ELb–ZcKYsnyhqB0zqHkYvUbO_2TfVvolK7v_fdXtz2G8bU

Impact of Covid-19 on African Farmers

PAFO has released a report on challenges faced by the Farmers and responses already in place or recommended. The study presents an inventory and assesses the effects of the health crisis on the agricultural sector in Africa, with a particular focus on Family Farms and food supply chains. The continental study report highlights (brings into attention) the extent of the Covid-19 impact on the African farmers and calls upon the

PAFO Newsletter: 10 year challenge

Read the latest newsletter from the Pan-African Farmers’ Organisation, which includes updates on its current work as well as notes from its past and current presidents. Read it here: https://yenkasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ENG-Novembre-2020-_-Lettre-dinformation-N°2.pdf

The UN has designated 2019 to 2028 as the Decade of Family Farming. The YenKasa Africa initiative has designed a radio campaign to celebrate family farmers. As part of this campaign, we developed radio spots celebrating family farmers, particularly women and youth. Learn more about the campaign here: https://yenkasa.org/voice-for-family-farmers-campaign-on-air-across-africa/

FF-SPAK, a YenKasa Africa partner in Kenya, translated these spots into Swahili for use by partner radio stations.

To read the text of the radio spots in English or French, go to: http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/undff-radio-campaign/radio-spots-undff-part-one/

This resource was supported by YenKasa Africa, with funding from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. YenKasa Africa is a platform to enhance knowledge and experience sharing to support agriculture and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Farm Radio International is a communication partner for the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 in Africa.

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/farmradio/sets/voice-for-family-farmers-radio-spots-swahili

West African women facing COVID-19 (Report from ROPPA)

ROPPA and six West African organizations, APESS, RBM, WILDAF, WANEP, REPSFECO, and ROALJEF-Mali with the support of Oxfam and CARE, have undertaken to highlight the impact of COVID 19 on women in the agrosylvo-pastoral and fisheries sector. Through the consultation of women’s colleges in 13 West African countries, ROPPA has succeeded in highlighting 7 realities that women are experiencing in this time of COVID 19 and 7 solutions proposed to

Voice for Family Farmers radio campaign materials

Radio stations can be champions for family farmers. By joining the UNDFF radio campaign, they commit to being the Voice for Family Farmers: inviting farmers to speak on their radio programs and to shape the topics  discussed on the programs. Radio stations can ensure that family farmers have the information they need to make good decisions that improve their lives and livelihoods. They can also connect family farmers with farmer

Voices for Change videos

Short video clip highlighting key messages of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming’s major constituencies. Filmed on the occasion of the UNDFF Launch held in FAO headquarters from 27 to 29 May 2019. Voices for Change: Elizabeth Mpofu, General Coordinator, La Via Campesina Zimbabwe Voices for Change: Kenneth Katungisa, Chief Executive Officer Uganda National Farmers Federation Voices for Change: Editrudith Lukanga, World Forum of Fishers harvesters & Fish (WFF)

A resource handbook on running field schools in times of COVID-19

This handbook provides guidance and suggestions to farmer field school (FFS) facilitators, master trainers, project coordinators and rural advisors on running FFS and other agricultural training activities in times of COVID-19. It includes basic protective measures, important considerations, proposed FFS activities, links to the World Health Organization (WHO) resources and videos and more. http://www.fao.org/3/ca9064en/CA9064EN.pdf