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African Women Speak Out for Agroecology

To mark International Women’s Day 2022 with its theme Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow, the African Women’s Collaborative for Healthy Food Systems has shared an article entitled “African Women Speak Out for Agroecology.” This grew out of a storytelling project in five African countries and is a useful resource for celebrating the contribution of peasant and indigenous women to healthy food systems in Africa. The Collaborative is a

Financing agricultural value chains to empower rural women

The Pan-African Farmers Organization has published a new report on financing agricultural value chains to empower rural women. The farmers organizations united within PAFO, as the most inclusive agricultural institutions, are committed to empowering rural women engaged in the agrosilvopastoral and fisheries sector. They offer them spaces for advocacy around the concerns of farmers from the local to the global level and to help ensure their effective participation in various

West African rural youth's views on family farming

The basic option made, was to give a voice to young people in seven West African countries around their perception of family farming and life in the rural world and to confront it with that of farmers who could be their parents. This research is based on these «words». It highlights the gap between what young people say and what adults say: this gap strongly reveals a lack of communication

ROPPA INFO N ° 9 focuses on the United Nations Decade for Family Farming (UNDFF)

For the president of ROPPA, Mr Ibrahima COULIBALY, “Family Farming needs more support, more investment and more modernization of its procedures.  If this is taken into account, it will be an opportunity for everyone and for all countries of the world for stability in the world, for prosperity in the world.  The more people there are who live with dignity, the more stable the world will be, the less we

Positioning of African Farmers Organizations in the context of the AFCFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement was signed by 44 African Union Member States at the historic summit of the African Union (AU) held in Kigali in March 2018. Thereafter, the number of signatories rapidly increased to 54 of the 55 AU Member States, representing a remarkable degree of consensus across the continent. Since then, ratification by 24 AU Member States resulted in the Agreement entering into force

Impact of Covid-19 on African Farmers

PAFO has released a report on challenges faced by the Farmers and responses already in place or recommended. The study presents an inventory and assesses the effects of the health crisis on the agricultural sector in Africa, with a particular focus on Family Farms and food supply chains. The continental study report highlights (brings into attention) the extent of the Covid-19 impact on the African farmers and calls upon the

PAFO Newsletter: 10 year challenge

Read the latest newsletter from the Pan-African Farmers’ Organisation, which includes updates on its current work as well as notes from its past and current presidents. Read it here: https://yenkasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ENG-Novembre-2020-_-Lettre-dinformation-N°2.pdf

West African women facing COVID-19 (Report from ROPPA)

ROPPA and six West African organizations, APESS, RBM, WILDAF, WANEP, REPSFECO, and ROALJEF-Mali with the support of Oxfam and CARE, have undertaken to highlight the impact of COVID 19 on women in the agrosylvo-pastoral and fisheries sector. Through the consultation of women’s colleges in 13 West African countries, ROPPA has succeeded in highlighting 7 realities that women are experiencing in this time of COVID 19 and 7 solutions proposed to

A resource handbook on running field schools in times of COVID-19

This handbook provides guidance and suggestions to farmer field school (FFS) facilitators, master trainers, project coordinators and rural advisors on running FFS and other agricultural training activities in times of COVID-19. It includes basic protective measures, important considerations, proposed FFS activities, links to the World Health Organization (WHO) resources and videos and more. http://www.fao.org/3/ca9064en/CA9064EN.pdf