𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘀’ 𝗢𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 (𝗥𝗢𝗣𝗣𝗔) 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮 𝘁𝗼 𝟵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯, 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗲̀𝘀, 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹, 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗰 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗢𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 (𝗙𝗙𝗢). 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗮𝗶𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗙𝗢.
Participants at the workshop will work to establish strategic directions for the development of the FFO, focusing on improving the production and enhancement of peasant knowledge. Specific objectives include strengthening political mobilization, improving the FFO’s methodology, promoting production, identifying elements for producing policy briefs, projecting major themes for knowledge production from 2024, and proposing a timetable for implementing the workshop’s recommendations.
This workshop follows the ROPPA Board of Directors’ seminar held in July 2022 in Guinea Bissau, which confirmed the importance of continuing to drive and energize the FFO. The seminar’s conclusions also highlighted the need to mobilize and involve ROPPA-elected members more in the Observatory’s development.
The regional workshop will include plenary sessions and group work, supported by communications prepared in advance by the regional core team and some national platforms. The preparation and management methodology for the workshop includes online meetings to define the progress of work, organize communications, and develop group work facilitation tools.
Around 40 participants, including observatory focal points, national platform coordinators, regional core team members, administrators, technical and financial partners, and resource persons, will gather at the workshop. Discussions will alternate between plenary sessions and group work, supported by communications.
The regional FFO assessment and energizing workshop represents a crucial step in strengthening the Observatory and its impact on the region’s agricultural and food policies. The expected outcomes of this event will contribute to the implementation of policies promoting the sustainable transformation of family farms and the development of the network and peasant organizations’ activities.