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Learning opportunity: Farmer program e-course

Farm Radio International is excited to announce that our Farmer program e-course for radio broadcasters will begin on February 22—and registration is now open! This online course will help you make an engaging, entertaining, and informative farmer radio program. You will be guided by African e-facilitators and paired up with experienced mentors. You will learn: How to identify your audience and your audience’s information and communication needs. How to design

Opportunity: A week on the farm videographer

Aa part of their new project, Support African Farmers in 2020 Emergency “SAFE 2020” financed by IFAD, the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization will be launching a video series called “A week on the farm.” These videos will highlight the work of African farmers on a daily basis, the challenges they face and the solutions they find to feed their fellow citizens in times of crisis through a series of portrait videos.

Rural women's statement on zero hunger mission

Rural women in Senegal have commited to take action to address hunger in their communities. On Oct. 15 and 15, the International Day of Rural Women & World Food Day, respectively, women from the two organizations representing farmers in Senegal and West Africa, respectively met to discuss the current crisis. The Conseil National de Concertation et de Coopération des Ruraux (CNCR) and ROPPA (Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs

Event: Innovations and successes of African farmer-led businesses and SMEs

Join the PAFO – COLEACP INNOVATION SERIES. The first session 19th November 2020, 12h00-14h00 (GMT) To improve production, processing and trade it is critical to assess, showcase and upscale existing innovations created or adopted by Farmers Organizations and SMEs. The first session – 19th November 2020, 12h00-14h00 (GMT) – will present successful African cooperatives, SMEs and enterprises on value-added and branded products which increase opportunities in more lucrative markets. Join

Global consultation on COVID-19 impact on family farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) developed this survey to help monitor and assess the situation of family farmers and small-scale producers at global level. The survey will be open from 13 October 2020 until 30 November 2020 and will take place again in a few more months. We plan to continue monitoring the situation of family farmers on a constant basis for many years to

Let's strengthen Food Sovereignty: Produce, Buy and Eat local products

Global Call for Solidarity Action This October 16th, the International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and against Transnational corporations,  La Via Campesina insists that it is #TimeToTransform our society with food sovereignty and peasant agroecology. We are what we eat. Having healthy food is a basic human right. It is important to insist today, that the peasant way of producing food, in harmony with nature, is not just an act to reclaim

Voice for Family Farmers campaign on air across Africa

For 12 weeks from late July to World Food Day, 110 radio stations across Africa celebrated the UN Decade of Family Farmers with our Voice for Family Farmers campaign. This radio campaign aims to raise awareness about the decade, the importance of family farmers, and their needs, particularly during this time of crisis. As part of this campaign, the YenKasa Africa initiative designed campaign materials to help participating radio stations talk

If you can think it, you can do it: The story of Lizzy Idoko

Young people in Africa should be encouraged to take part in Agriculture. This is a growing sector in need of young innovative minds to help improve the economy of African countries as well as create job opportunities. Lizzy Idoko is a young Nigerian female farmer, who has taken an initiative to improve Irish potatoes farming in Nigeria with hopes to eventually expand globally. Lizzy is a university graduate of History

March for family farmers in DRC

On Oct. 1, peasant organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo marched in support of family farming. They submitted  a memorandum to the Presidency of the republic. Their requests represented the needs of 12 million family farmers who are represented by three organizations: Confédération Nationale des Producteurs Agricole du Congo (CONAPAC), Union Nationale des Agriculteurs du Congo (UNAGRICO), Confédération Paysannes du Congo Principale Regroupement Paysan (COPACO/PRP), and others. Their request

Women farmers create a cooperative to alleviate poverty

It is called ‘Association des Filles de Séguélendom réunies au sein de la Coopérative Agro-pastorale’ best known with acronym – AFISE COOP-SA. This initiative, which aims to improve the well-being of members, is based in Séguélendom, a village located 307 km from Yaoundé in the Doumaintang Subdivision of the Upper Nyong Division in the East region of Cameroon. The idea of ​​a grouping arose from an observation of idleness in