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The agricultural awakening of Africa: The Berlin meeting paves the way for a sustainable future

Africa, a land of agricultural opportunities, today faces unprecedented challenges. To address these challenges, a major initiative is currently underway in Berlin: the meeting of the 5 Regional Farmer Organizations (RFOs) members of the Panafrican Farmer Organisation (PAFO). This meeting has a key objective: to establish a process for the organizational development (OD) of these farmer organizations, a decisive step towards the consolidation and efficiency of their actions for the

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

Harnessing collective efforts for a resilient agricultural sector in Burkina Faso: New initiatives from the Confédération Paysanne du Faso

The Confédération Paysanne du Faso (CPF), a member of the Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations of West Africa (ROPPA), convened an important session of the Cellule d’Analyse des Politiques et d’Etudes Prospectives (CAPEP) on August 24 and 25, 2023, in Koudougou. This meeting signifies a crucial step in CPF’s long-standing fight for inclusive and sustainable agriculture in Burkina Faso.   For over 20 years, CPF has been shaping

Zado Chicken: Where tradition and innovation merge to make history

In the vibrant atmosphere of Zogodomey in Benin, a bold initiative is shaping the new era of traditional poultry farming. Zado chickens aren’t just poultry. They embody a symbol of innovation, resilience, and a collaboration that goes beyond the conventional borders of agriculture. Chicken, ever-present in African family meals, has always been central to celebrations and shared moments. However, in Zogodomey, chicken takes on a fresh dimension. Driven by an

Review of Actions Undertaken for Peaceful Transhumance in West Africa

The Regional Project for Dialogue for Peaceful Transhumance in West Africa (PRODIATA) held its 10th Steering Committee in Ouagadougou on June 22 and 23, 2023. With a duration of 59 months and a budget of € 4,111,111, including a European Union grant of € 3,700,000, PRODIATA began on August 1, 2018. Its goal is to facilitate peaceful cross-border transhumance and improve nutrition in West Africa. The project has yielded significant

Event: Advocacy & Lobbying for farmers' rights July 6

Ever wondered how to make a meaningful impact on African agriculture? How to effectively advocate for farmers’ rights? The Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations of West Africa (ROPPA) is thrilled to announce the launch of the first session of the Pan-African Digital Platform. This innovative tool, created by PAFO in partnership with AHA and AKI, is designed to enhance the capacity of African farmers’ organizations through peer learning

Join us for an online discussion: Collaboration for Effective Rural Communication Services

Calling all African broadcasters and stakeholders to join us for an exciting online discussion on collaboration from July 3 to July 28! Effective collaboration between broadcasters and stakeholder groups such as farmers’ organizations, extension workers, researchers, women’s and youth organizations, and other civil society organizations can help improve the quality of rural communication services. This collaboration can improve the quality of information provided on air and lead to increased funding

Gebana: A revolution in agri-food industry and strengthening producer network in Burkina Faso

Established in 2009 in Burkina Faso, Gebana has profoundly transformed local agricultural production and has significantly contributed to strengthening the network of producers. With production volumes reaching 1050 tons of dried mango and 405 tons of cashew nuts, Gebana is a key player in the agri-food industry in West Africa. Beyond the production of dried mangoes, Gebana has expanded its range by introducing a variety of products processed from cashew

ROPPA defines strategic directions for the Family Farming Observatory during a regional workshop

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘀’ 𝗢𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 (𝗥𝗢𝗣𝗣𝗔) 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮 𝘁𝗼 𝟵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯, 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗲̀𝘀, 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹, 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗰 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗢𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 (𝗙𝗙𝗢). 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗮𝗶𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗙𝗢. Participants at the workshop will work to establish strategic directions for the development of the FFO, focusing on