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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  

A GLOBAL ACTION PLAN TO WORK TOGETHER FOR COMMON GOALS

The Global Launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming was held in Rome on Wednesday 29 May 2019, co-organized by FAO and IFAD as the Joint Secretariat of the UN Decade. The launch brought together farmers’ organizations, policymakers and many non-governmental organizations. A GLOBAL ACTION PLAN TO WORK TOGETHER FOR COMMON GOALS Through a Global Action Plan, the UNDFF provides detailed guidance for the international community on collective,

ICT4AG Handbook

Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been used in the development sector for a substantial amount of time. ICTs have got mainstreamed as a tool to achieve development goals, including in the Sustainable Development goals. In the agriculture sector, extension services have been the primary way for farmers to receive information about agriculture technologies and innovation. ICTs have the potential to amplify the efforts of the extension agents who work directly

Communication strategies for effective climate services

The publication is based on the lessons of the “Meteo Media Days” organized in 15 countries in West Africa and Chad between 2012 and 2016. The activity was an element of communication strategies of METAGRI and the Global Forum for Climate Services GFCS, two programs implemented by the World Meteorological Organization. Acknowledging that communication specialists and meteorologists have a different perception of the adequate way to convey useful messages to