Resilient Family farming

Save the date: Strengthening small-scale farmers and producer organizations’ capacities through farmer field schools on forestry and agroforestry

Join this hybrid seminar to learn about the importance of the strategic mobilization and scaling-up of forestry and agroforestry extension and capacity building for producer organizations, smallholders and forest communities to enhance sustainable forestry and food production. This seminar draws upon the ongoing NFO-NSP collaboration to strengthen the capacities of small-scale farmers and producer organizations through farmer field schools (FFS). The event will highlight insights gained on how FFS on

Sisonke Working Together Trust Bulawayo Zimbabwe helps women farmers learn climate adaptation techniques

Sisonke Working Together Trust Bulawayo Zimbabwe is a non governmental organisations working in urban and rural areas of Zimbabwe. Matebeleland South province in Zimbabwe is one of the driest provinces in Zimbabwe with a maximum of 300 to 400mm of rainfall annually. It is a province home to women headed households as their male counterparts have immigrated to South Africa. Women in the Mould of Elita Sibanda and Tracy who

No ordinary irrigation in the Gambia: innovative solar-powered technologies are securing access to water for rural communities

Across many parts of rural Gambia, women farmers often start their days before dawn to ensure that they have enough water to irrigate their gardens and to cook, clean and bathe at home. “Some of us would wake up as early as 3.00 a.m. to 4.00 a.m. just to get water. Hyenas attacked us on three different occasions,” said Salla Bah, a vegetable farmer in the Central River Region in

Integrated fish-rice systems attract broad interest at Agrishow 2022

Validation and dissemination of integrated fish-rice systems through the Farmer Field Schools (FFS) approach is one of 22 projects the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Rwanda showcased during the 15th National Agriculture Show (Agrishow). The Agrishow 2022 was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) from 06- 14th July, under the theme “ Building resilience in Agriculture through modern technologies”. Hundreds of guests who attended the Agrishow

Save the Date: Regional Dialogue on the United Nations Decade of Family Farming, 14 July

Boosting the Resilience of Family Farmers to Adapt to Food Crises through Improved Access to Technologies and Innovations in Africa Date: 14 July 2022 Time: 9:00 – 12:00 GMT Register: Zoom Registration Languages: English & French   The UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF) was launched on 29 May 2019 at FAO headquarters, Rome. The UNDFF aims to shed new light on what it means to be a family

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: 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

Spotlight: 10 years on, Uganda’s Radio Simba develops sustainable radio programs on orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Sometimes, the impact of Farm Radio programs reaches beyond the target audience of small scale women and men farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. This was the case in Uganda’s central region, where broadcasters at Radio Simba in Kampala listened intently to a series broadcast nearly 10 years ago, which has inspired a sustainable radio program that continues at the station today. “My Children” was a radio drama that first aired in

[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

[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