Producers’ Organizations

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

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

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

Nakolo village women's group excels in shea butter production

Shea production is a growing sector with its produce (shea butter) having great benefit to health, skin and hair. Shea butter is an extract from the nuts of the Karite tree fruits. This tree grows majorly in Africa and has been used for various health and body remedies for years. It is produced by crushing the nuts through a machine. These crushed nuts are further put out under the sun

The Ghana School Feeding Programme congratulates farmers for their contribution in the success of the programme

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) congratulates all the farmers who received various awards in the 2018 National Best Farmer awards celebration for their enormous contribution towards the success and sustainability of the school feeding programme. James Obeng Boateng, a 60-year-old farmer from the Nkoranza South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, was crowned the National Best Farmer for 2018 and was rewarded with a cheque for GHS 480,000 in

The Umzimvubu Local Municipality in South Africa promotes farmers’ networks at Royal Show

The Agricultural Royal show is hosted as an annual event where agricultural products and tourism are promoted. The Agricultural Royal show took place from  25th May to 03th June 2018 at the Pietermaritzburg Royal show grounds. The Umzimvubu Local Farmers and Small Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) were given opportunity to display and market their products at this show that aims to : market the Umzimvubu Local Municipality Agro- tourism and