Programme: PAFO launches African Food Security Panel
September 22, 2015
Several farmers’ organisations took part in the launch of the Food Security Portal for Africa South of the Sahara on 16th September 2015, in Brussels.
Programme: Regional Farmers’ Organisations and Big Data
September 16, 2015
At the launch of the Sub-Saharan Food Security Portal, several key contributions were made on how farmers’ organizations can contribute to data-driven farming. Presentations were made by Elisabeth Atangana, President of PROPAC, Ishmael Sunga, CEO of SACAU, Ousseini Ouedraogo, Executive Secretary of ROPPA, and Fatma Ben Rejeb, CEO of the Pan African Farmer’s Organization.
PROPAC condemns US human trials of GM bananas
PROPAC, as part of the Alliance For Food Sovereignty In Africa (AFS), along with the and US Food Sovereignty Alliance, has openly condemned the US human trials of GM bananas funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Video: Data driven farming in Africa
September 16, 2015
At CTA’s Panel discussion on ‘Data-driven farming in Africa’, the president of the Panafrican Farmers’ Organisation (PAFO) explained the importance of data for agriculture by stating, “data will probably be the air we breathe”.
Farmers in the driving seat of Agri Value Chains
The Association for Strengthening Rural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) and EAFF recognise that farmers need to have better access to technology, information, markets and research.
Source: as areca.org
AFSA calls on ARIPO to allow seed exchange
The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), a Pan African platform comprising civil society networks and farmer organisations, including PROPAC, has called on the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) to allow farmers to continue to exchange, share and trade seeds.
PROPAC receives Agro-ecology Funding
PROPAC, as one of the members of the Alliance for Food Security in Africa (AFSA) has received part of a $200,000 fund to support agro-ecology solutions for farming in Africa.
- Farmers ‘ organisations and agricultural research for the development of Africa: roles, complementarity with other sectors and institutionalisation of partnership
The objective of this report is to capitalize on debates held during the workshop entitled “ Farmers ‘s organisations and agricultural research for the development of Africa: roles, complementarity with other sectors and institutionalisation of partnership”, organised in September 2011 in Brussels by CSA within the framework of the PAEPARD project.
- African Forum for Agricultural research ( ARAR): a context for agricultural productivity in Africa
African Forum for Agricultural research (ARAR) : a context for agricultural productivity in Africa
Presentation of the context for agricultural productivity which is the outcome of numerous consulting jobs carried out among various stakeholders at different levels in Africa.