Family Farming

Exchange meeting: "UNDFF Action Plans: a pathway for food systems transformation in Africa"

The World Rural Forum with the financial support of the European Union and in collaboration with FAO is organizing the exchange session, titled “UNDFF Action Plans: a pathway for food systems transformation in Africa”. The online event will be held on the 23rd of June 2021 at 11:00 GMT+2 (Madrid, Spain). This exchange session will explore the different opportunities and challenges in the development and implementation of UNDFF National and

UN Decade of Family Farming: Leveraging of successful results to scale-up implementation towards sustainable agri-food systems

The  FAO/IFAD Joint Secretariat of the UNDFF is organizing a 2-day event on UN Decade of Family Farming: leveraging on successful results to scale-up implementation towards sustainable food systems, on 27 & 28 May 2021 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (GMT+2). The event will provide information on the overall progress made on the implementation of UNDFF and related SDGs. The event will be broadcasted with simultaneous interpretation in English,

Event: Who is missing at dinner? (June 2)

Bringing farmers into the conversation on food systems through inclusive communication platforms A UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue exploring the role of communication in ensuring equitable, inclusive food systems When: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 9 a.m. ET Where: Zoom https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hA8BZtl4RRCGyddYZ1farQ When it comes to global food systems, how can we ensure that small-scale farmers have their say? And what are the consequences if they don’t? Farmers know best the challenges

A young Ghanaian woman earning a living from shea products

Rita Adibamoli is a 24-year-old Ghanaian woman from Kasena Nankana Abarjawe district of Ghana who has made a good livelihood from soap-making with shea product. In Kasena Nankana Baobab Cooperative Union (KANBAOCU), FAO’s Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) initiative funded a training for young people to develop skills in making soap from shea and to encourage entrepreneurship. This is how Rita gained the knowledge and interest to use soap making

FAO to hold UNDFF Event on Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is co-organizing a side-event entitled, “Implementing the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) to face COVID-19 and achieve resilient and sustainable food systems” on February 10, 13:00 (CET) under the 47th Committie on World Food Security (CFS) Event. The event will recognize the UNDFF  as a framework for countries to develop public policies and investments to support family farming from a holistic perspective, thus

Women virtually march to ECOWAS to save local milk in West Africa

On Dec. 2, women in West Africa gathered online to save the local milk market in West Africa which is overrun with palm oil-fattened milk powder from Europe. They say this powdered milk, sold up to 50% cheaper than local milk, weakens our milk producers. Badly labeled, this milk can be confused with real milk without having the nutritional qualities. This can harm your health and that of your children.

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