Family Farming

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

Within the context of the UN Decade on Family Farming (UNDFF), FAO and the regional Communication for Development initiative YenKasa Africa have joined forces to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS) in Africa as part of family farming policies and programmes; and to strengthen participatory communication capacities among farmers’ organizations and rural institutions.   YenKasa Africa initiative and FAO invite you on 30 June 2022 to the virtual Regional Forum on

Strength in numbers – the power of the collective

Producer groups in Togo are successfully influencing government policy on Family Farming The old adage “there is strength in numbers” beautifully sums up why forest farmers and indigenous peoples should consider being part of a cooperative. As an individual, you can be one voice shouting into the darkness, but as a group your voice can be elevated and make more of an impact. Forest and farm producer organizations engage more

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

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

[SAVE THE DATE!] Webinar on April 26 - Cycle of exchanges: rural women and cooperativism

The WRF, together with six participating member organisations, will organise the second webinar of the series Rural Women and Cooperativism on 26 April. Three experiences of women’s farming groups or cooperatives in Madagascar, Nicaragua and Tanzania will be presented.  The Rural Women and Cooperativism virtual exchange cycle aim to promote the catalytic role of association and cooperativism in the economic empowerment and resilience building of rural women. More than 200

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