Global Summit Dialogue with Farmers, Fishers, Pastoralists and Other Producers

Global Summit Dialogue with Farmers, Fishers, Pastoralists and Other Producers The UN Food Systems Summit Global Summit Dialogue with Farmers, Fishers, Pastoralists and Other Producersis co-convened by Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the Food Systems Summit, together with the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO), Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), and Bharat Krishak Samaj (Farmers’ Forum India). Curated by Dr.

Haller Farmers app: Sharing local agricultural information with farmers

As the clouds part and the morning sun seeps through, Eunice Boule wakes up and begins her day by cleaning up around the house. She cleans her utensils and equipment and once she’s finished, she’s ready to begin farming. Kenya has some of the best farming conditions on the planet, but many farmers find it hard to support their families. With 83% of Kenyans now online, new attempts to improve

Event: Who is missing at dinner? (June 2)

Bringing farmers into the conversation on food systems through inclusive communication platforms A UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue exploring the role of communication in ensuring equitable, inclusive food systems When: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 9 a.m. ET Where: Zoom https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hA8BZtl4RRCGyddYZ1farQ When it comes to global food systems, how can we ensure that small-scale farmers have their say? And what are the consequences if they don’t? Farmers know best the challenges

Reflecting on a discussion about gender equality

For four weeks at the beginning of 2021, Farm Radio International brought together our broadcasting partners from across Africa for an online discussion about gender equality. From Jan. 11 to Feb. 5, broadcasters and subject-matter specialists came together to share their experiences and to learn from each other. The discussion took place in English on Farm Radio’s online platform, and in French in a WhatsApp group. The discussion was active

“A movement in formation” | Online Screening

We live in a historical age in which capitalism has exhausted all its possibilities. From now on, more than ever, capitalism will only offer us more crises of conflict, war, migration, global warming, hunger, pandemics and death. In this context, formation in the La Via Campesina with a perspective of human emancipation is strategic. It has the historical task of contributing to forging collective political subjects, capable of mobilising consciences,

Radio Communautaire Salama: Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 Liz Hughes Award

When you tune into Radio Communautaire Salama in Butembo, DRC, on Saturday afternoons, you hear broadcasters tackle the serious issue of sexual and gender-based violence. It’s an issue that is important to listeners but, according to the production team, often overlooked. Station manager Jeremie Kyaswekera says, “Our programs pass the mic to those the press forgets.” The program is called Tupiganishe Ujeuri Dhidi Ya Wanawake, which means “Fighting violence against

ROPPA statement on local storage in West Africa

Cereals are an important crop, and pests, moulds, and disease can affect farmers’ harvests and the quantity and quality of food available. Agricultural losses from plant pests can be more than 37%. Aflatoxin can reduce the quality of harvested cereals. Pests like fall armyworm can damage crops. ECOWAS is working on a strategy to address food security storage, and as part of this effort, the Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et

Women virtually march to ECOWAS to save local milk in West Africa

On Dec. 2, women in West Africa gathered online to save the local milk market in West Africa which is overrun with palm oil-fattened milk powder from Europe. They say this powdered milk, sold up to 50% cheaper than local milk, weakens our milk producers. Badly labeled, this milk can be confused with real milk without having the nutritional qualities. This can harm your health and that of your children.