Agriculture

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: https://bit.ly/3LffzyE 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

African countries commit to raise ambitions for Sustainable Development Goals

African countries have committed to raise their ambitions and accelerate their actions towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty and hunger, at the conclusion of the 32nd Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa. Sixty-two Ministers from 54 African countries participated in the conference – country representation was one of the largest ever thanks to the hybrid mode, with more than half the ministers attending in person

TUFAIDIKE DRC: Financial inclusion at the heart of improving the standard of living of small farmers in the coffee sector

To break the cycle of poverty among small farmers, it is enough to strengthen their financial autonomy in order to increase their production capacity. This is the credo of an agricultural cooperative, TUFAIDIKE RDC, which seeks to transform the living conditions of small farmers involved in the coffee, soybean and potato sectors.  TUFAIDIKE RDC is an agricultural cooperative located in the provinces of South Kivu and North Kivu in the

Julieth Muunga, runner-up for the 2022 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio

At Radio Maria in Tanzania, Julieth Muunga is the sole presenter and producer of a 30-minute program called Jinsia na Maendeleo (Gender and Development), which was named the runner-up for the 2022 Liz Hughes Award for Her Farm Radio. Ms. Muunga started broadcasting in 2007 as a volunteer at two different radio stations while studying for a university certificate in Journalism at the University of Dar es Salaam. When she began her

Championing Climate Action in Meru County - Kiamiriru Mpuri Environment and Conservation Group

Rising temperatures, uncertain rainfall patterns and extreme weather events are the notable effects of climate change in Kenya. Many rivers are drying up or becoming seasonal because their sources upstream have been compromised. This is the case of many small rivers in Meru County that sustain livelihoods in semi-arid areas downstream. These glaring threats to livelihoods inspired the North Imenti women to form the Kiamiriru Mpuri Environmental Conservation group, which

PAFO annual report, 2021

PAFO has shared their annual report for 2021. It features the following information: Internal activities Studies carried out by PAFO Partnerships Memorandum of Understanding between PAFO and COLEACP United Nations Food Systems Summit United Nations Decade of Family Farming Activities are undertaken in 2021 Outstanding issues and planning for 2021 You access the full report here: https://www.pafo-africa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/PAFO-Annual-Report-2021-1.pdf

[SAVE THE DATE] FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC32)- African countries to define regional agrifood systems priorities

The 32nd Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Regional Conference for Africa (ARC) will hold from 11 April – 14 April 2022 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. More than 50 African countries will attend to discuss and define the regional priorities in agrifood systems transformation. This conference is held due to the increased number of people in Africa with not enough food to eat daily, as

[SAVE THE DATE] Webinar - Cycle of exchanges: rural women and cooperativism

The WRF, together with six participating member organisations, will organise the first seminar of the series Rural Women and Cooperativism on 24 March, 2022. Three experiences of women’s farming groups or cooperatives in Africa, South America and Asia will be presented. The Rural Women and Cooperativism virtual exchange cycle aims to promote the catalytic role of association and cooperativism in the economic empowerment and resilience building of rural women. It

PAFO Innovation Series: Catalyzing young African agri-entrepreneurs’ investments (session 8)

As part of their ongoing Innovation Series, PAFO held a session on February 3, 2022 focused on “catalyzing young African agri-entrepreneurs’ investments.” Key points for discussion were as follows: What are the drivers of success of youth-led SMEs in the agrifood sector: what innovations, technologies, knowledge and finance do they need and attract? How can we upscale youth-led investments and rural youth enterprises? What incentives can be provided to attract