Africa

4th African Organic Congress and the Farmers’ track, September 2019

The farmers’ track of the 4th African Organic Conference (AOC) was held on 6th November 2018’ in Saly, Senegal, as one of the side events of the conference.  The conference was organised by the African Organic Network (AFRONET) with the aim of promoting “Ecological and Organic Agriculture (EOA) Strategies for Viable Continental and National Development …

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INOFO in the West and Central Africa IFAD Farmers’ Forum

We are happy, finally, INOFO started to interact with the farmers’ forum (FAFO) in west and central Africa (WCA). We are looking for a greater involvement in order to advance effective partnerships and collaboration between IFAD and Organic Farmers Organisations (OFOs) in country programmes and investment projects. In April 2018, the WCA region of the …

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Local Market Uganda

Promotion of PGS for local marketing in Eastern Africa

Using strategic relations and platforms, INOFO is pursuing the harmonization of PGS operations using the EAOPS mark in the region.  During the recent two day meeting hosted by PELUM, Kenya, for the Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative forum for indigenous certification bodies in Eastern Africa region, the EA convener shared an update of INOFO in …

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INOFO at IFAD FAFO East and Southern Africa Regional Workshop

Joint statement made by FaFo and IFAD  by Julie Nakalanda Matovu & Charles K. Mubanga. IFAD1’s commitment to fulfil its mandate of fostering rural development has taken on yet another strategic approach of engaging with farmer’s organizations for more effective smallholders’ development. The February 2016 FaFo2  meeting in Rome unanimously agreed to decentralize FaFo to …

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