Success stories of Teaser farmers' in Senegal

A co-produced film, “Successful Peasant in Senegal”, shows the success stories of family farmers in the Teaser farmers’ organization in Senegal. This was co-produced by Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA) and SOS Faim deals with the marketing of peanuts in Senegal. Watch the video below (Video is in the local language and transcribed into French).

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SAVE THE DATE! 30 June 2022 - Regional Forum on Rural Communication Services for Family Farming in Africa

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SAVE THE DATE! Regional Dialogue on The UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF)

Leveraging the role of family farming towards more productive and resilient food systems in response to crises in the NENA region Date: 19 May 2022 Time:  10:00 am – 01:00 pm Cairo Time Registration Link: Languages: English, Arabic, & French   The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) invite you to attend the Regional Dialogue on the UNDFF

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