Home Grown School Feeding programmes implemented by governments with the support of partners, including the World Food Programme (WFP), are increasingly providing assured markets for smallholder farmers. At least half of the 20 Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot countries report linking smallholder farmers’ organizations to school feeding programmes. By strengthening[...]
23d Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of the Heads of States and Government: "African Year of Agriculture and Food Security"
The AU Joint Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture (28 April-2 May 2014, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia) adopted Resolutions focusing on seven commitments to realize Africa’s Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation Goals to be achieved by 2025 – 3AGTGs 2015) including ending hunger in Africa. The Ministers recommended[...]
Central Africa: Family Farming and Agribusiness Are Key to Poverty Reduction in Africa, Says UN Rural Development Agency
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo are holding a forum for West and Central Africa from 13 to 16 May in Kinshasa.
Although many of them grow food for a living, farm workers in sub-Saharan Africa are among the most likely to report problems affording food for their own families.
Quatre fédérations paysannes d’Afrique de l’Ouest – engagées au sein de leurs plateformes nationales: ONGS/CNCR (Sénégal), FPFD/CNOP (Guinée), FNGN/CPF (Burkina Faso), AOPP Sexagon/CNOP (Mali) et ROPPA – ont partagé leurs expériences d'accompagnement des exploitations familiales lors d'un colloque international co-organisé par SOS Faim. Rassemblées autour du thème de la transformation des exploitations[...]
Slow Food is creating a network of young people working to save Africa's extraordinary biodiversity, to raise the profile of traditional knowledge and food culture and to promote small-scale, family farming. The 10,000 food gardens are the concrete tool for making this dream a reality.
Poor women and youth in marginalized areas of Kenya and South Sudan will gain improved access to markets for their agricultural produce, under a new project agreement. The $1.9 million project falls under a broader FAO-Italy programme of food security through commercialization of agriculture, in Eastern Africa, West Africa, Central[...]
Un partenariat novateur mis en place dans cinq pays d'Afrique ouvre de nouveaux horizons dans la lutte contre la faim et la malnutrition en achetant les aliments pour les repas scolaires aux petits agriculteurs.