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The first West African meeting of local and solidarity-based agro-ecological partnerships between producers and consumers held in Kpalimé (Togo)

We are women and men, farmers, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) activists, agronomists, agro-ecologists, agro-ecology trainers, Food Sovereignty activists, Civil Society actors from 7 different countries in West Africa. We come from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Senegal and Togo. Over and above the current extraordinary social and economic challenges, our societies are all confronted by the realities of climate change and increased food insecurity, and are facing situations of extreme vulnerability. We are all confronted by the overwhelming attempt by industrial agriculture and agribusiness to dominate society. It is creating the impoverishment of peasant farmers, land grabbing and capture of peasant seeds. Consumers do not have access to sufficient information or financial means to buy healthy local food. At the very moment when, confronted to these shared issues, what we need is greater exchanges, resource sharing and mutual support, yet borders are closing, and there is a risk that West Africa may become a space of division, where neither producers or consumers will be the winners. [...]

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作者: URGENCI
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组 织: URGENCI
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年份: 2017
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国家: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Togo
地理范围: 非洲
类别: 文章
内容语言: English, French
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