PAFO products and its members

Investing in Livestock Expo 2015

November 2015

The Eastern African Farmers’ Federation (EAFF) is one of the leading organisations behind the first Livestock Expo, which advocates for increased investments in the livestock value chain.


Recommendations: Blueprint for smart agribusiness investments

October 23, 2015

PAFO was one of the key partners of the conference on ‘Agribusiness investments in partnership with farmers’ organisations in ACP countries,’ held at Expo Milan on 14 and 15 October 2015. It was organised by the European Commission, in partnership with other actors including the African Union Commission, the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) and CTA.


Audio: PAFO on Agribusiness Investments at Expo 2015

October 13, 2015

The European Commission, in partnership with the African Union Commission, the ACP Secretariat, the Pan African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO), the European Investment Bank, the COLEACP and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) organised the conference, “Agribusiness investments in partnership with farmers’ organisations in ACP countries.”


Impact of Foreign Investment on Central African Farmers

October 8-9, 2015

This presentation was made by a representative of PROPAC for the workshop on “Making agricultural investment work for Africa: A parliamentarian response to the land rush”.


Press release: Africa can eradicate poverty through agriculture – PAFO

March 26, 2015

At the 11th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), Partnership Platform, Theo de Jager, President of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organisation (PAFO) and the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) called for more attention to the role of African  farmers in eradicating hunger, poverty, and import dependence.


Investing in Africa for Food Security

January 27, 2014

Speaking at the UK Food Group’s conference on ‘Investing in Agriculture for Food Sovereignty’, Mamadou Goïta of ROPPA spoke about the importance of investments in agriculture to support smallholder family farmers.


Vision Paysanne: Implementing Maputo Commitments


This edition of Visions Paysannes features the multi-stakeholder dialogue on the implementation of the Maputo commitments. It points to the necessity to reduce contradictions between sectoral policies in the region and the national Investment Progrmmes (PNIA).


Investing in smallholders and food security in Africa

December 12, 2013

The FAO Investment Centre prepared a background paper Mamadou Cissokho, President of ROPPA, for a targeted session on “Working with Producers’ Organisations in Africa”.


Declaration: Promoting Sustainable Agri Investments

March 11-13, 2015

This is the joint declaration by parliamentarians from the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMA), the Pan African Parliament (PAP) the National Assembly of Cameroun and PROPAC.


 Southern Africa: Investments for Success

November 2012

This FAO publication outlines how investments can lead to agricultural successes using cases from Southern Africa.


SACAU & FAO: Review of Agri Investments

August 14, 2012

This document presents the review of the type of agricultural investments in Malawi, South Africa and Zambia. It notes a need for more systematic data and tracking of investment in order to improve effectiveness.


G8’s News Alliance for Food Security not delivering

EAFF, PROPAC and a former member of ROPPA were present to share their views on why the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition undermines pre-existing national and regional initiatives by promoting corporate-led investment.


Farmer’s organisations appeal against land grab investments


Farmers’ organisations at the World Social Forum made an appeal against land grabbing, whereby investors and complicit governments threaten the right to food of rural populations and exacerbate poverty, as well as loss of agricultural knowledge.


Investments in Agriculture: Mamadou Cissokho gives the reasons for of the fracture

Mamadou Cissokho, Honorary President of ROPPA analyses in an interview the constraints of structural adjustment plans that have made agriculture the last wheel of the plough in African countries.

Investments in agriculture to strengthen family farming and sustainable food systems in Africa:

African farmers’ platforms advocate for a joint approach while confronted to agricultural investments that destroy family farming and a shift of investments towards agro-ecological production models.