Event: Prospective Analysis of Senegalese Agriculture in 2050: Agro-industry versus Agroecology?

Join the public hybrid event titled “Prospective Analysis of Senegalese Agriculture in 2050: Agro-industry versus Agroecology?” on April 16, 2024, from 09:30 to 12:30 GMT, co-organized by MAERSA, ISRA-BAME, FAO, and CIRAD, at the Auditorium, ISRA Hann Research Center, Dakar, Senegal. Online participation will also be possible. The event’s main objective will be to share and discuss with participants the key findings of the prospective exercise “AgroEco2050-Senegal” and its implications

Farmer’s interests at the heart of the Agricultural Policy Dialogue

At the initiative of the Andreas Hermes Akademie (AHA), and on the sidelines of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin (GFFA), an exchange session, placing farmers’ interests at the forefront of the agricultural policy dialogue, was organized with the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment of the African Union Commission (ARBE). The focal point of this dynamic collaboration was the exploration of strategies

Seeds of change: The Regional College of Women of ROPPA plants the seeds of agricultural future in Tunis

In the orchards of innovation and on the fertile grounds of mutual support, the Regional College of Women of ROPPA (RCW) has left its mark on the PAFO Rural Women’s Forum in Tunis from 23 to 24 October 2023. This gathering, which brought together rural women from all five regions of Africa, was a crucible of enriching exchanges and mutual strengthening. Mrs. Halima TIOUSSO, president of the College, eloquently shared

Farm Radio International Uganda’s “Platform” project transforming agricultural extension services across the country

Once a week, Green Leaf Radio Magazine’s catchy theme song plays on radios across Uganda. As more listeners pour in every week, they are greeted by a number of segments including news and weather, but most importantly tips on how to improve their farming practices. To say that farming in Uganda is vital to the average citizen’s economic security is an understatement : 88 per cent of Ugandan households are involved in the

September 29: The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

In the heart of Africa, where agriculture forms the lifeblood of communities and the backbone of economies, there exists a paradox. While the continent has vast agricultural potential and is home to diverse ecosystems and abundant natural resources, it faces a staggering challenge: food loss and waste. As we mark Food Loss and Waste Day 2023 with the theme “Reducing food loss and waste: Taking Action to Transform Food Systems“,

Save the date: Strengthening small-scale farmers and producer organizations’ capacities through farmer field schools on forestry and agroforestry

Join this hybrid seminar to learn about the importance of the strategic mobilization and scaling-up of forestry and agroforestry extension and capacity building for producer organizations, smallholders and forest communities to enhance sustainable forestry and food production. This seminar draws upon the ongoing NFO-NSP collaboration to strengthen the capacities of small-scale farmers and producer organizations through farmer field schools (FFS). The event will highlight insights gained on how FFS on

Digitalizing agriculture in rural Senegal

Digital tools can help offset uncertainties in weather patterns caused by climate change. In Nioro, Senegal, Mamadou Drame, a father of four children, now looks down at a screen instead of up at the skies to understand the weather and know what to plant. Historical rain cycles have become increasingly unreliable because of climate change, upsetting patterns of planting and harvesting. Thankfully, digital innovations have stepped in, assisting him to

EVENT | Raising women’s voices for food security and gender equality

Raising women’s voices for food security and gender equality When: March 29, 11 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. GMT Register: *This bilingual event will have live translation between English and French. On March 29, Farm Radio International will be hosting this bilingual event (French and English live translation) to explore lessons learned which can help development organizations build better projects. Too often, our right to information — to make informed decisions

Women family farmers for the sustainability of food systems and the planet

Rural women are the heart of the countryside and agriculture, playing a key role in food systems, agrobiodiversity conservation, poverty eradication and achieving the SDGs. On International Women’s Day, we commemorate the achievements of women family farmers, rural women and indigenous women. Still, we must remember the challenges that remain to be addressed in order to move towards more just and equitable societies that recognise the important role of rural