Forest and Farm Producer Organisations: Operating Systems for the SDGs

The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation. Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. For its tenth edition, the EDD will be one of the first international conferences to address the way forward for the 2030 Agenda. The thread of this edition focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The title for the tenth edition of the EDD reflected this call for global engagement:“Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future”.

Project Lab event - 16 June 2016

"Forest and Farm Producer Organisations: Operating Systems for the SDGs"

FFF, AgriCord and IFFA under the topic Trade, Growth and Sustainable Development organized a Project Lab on 16 June at 9:15-10:30, during which a new joint FFF, AgriCord and IFFA publication has been launched.

Project Lab event for the launch of the FFF, FAO, AgriCord, IFFA publication


Jeffrey Y Campbell, Manager of the Forest and Farm Facility 

Born and raised in India, Jeff is a US citizen with many years of global experience in extension and community forestry, rural development, and indigenous peoples’ issues. Jeff has worked in philanthropy, education and the private sector, published widely and served on international and national forestry bodies. Jeff has a Masters in Forestry from Yale University.

Bharati Pathak, General Secretary of FECOFUN 

Pathak was born in rural village of Makawanpur in Namtar Village Development Committee ward No 9, Gopirang in Nepal. She was involved in community forestry and women empowerment since her student life. Pathak holds a Master Degree in Rural Devolvement. She is also founding chairperson and adviser of a women organization and she is also affiliated to Agriculture alliance and network.


 Alhagie Basse Mboge, President, National Farmers Platform of The Gambia (NFPG) 

Alhagie Basse Mboge is the President of the National Farmers Platform of The Gambia (NFPG), and a Rice and Groundnut Farmer. He was Member of the National Youth Association for Food Security between 1997 and 2006.


 Meri Siljama, Policy Advisor, CEPF 

Since May 2014 Meril has worked at the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) in Brussels, Belgium, and represents the interests of European forest owners and the forest sector at international/EU policy level. Since 1st of June 2016 she is the new Coordinator for the Nordic Family Forestry (NSF) in Brussels.


Lennart Ackzell, International Coordinator, Swedish Federation of Family Forest Owners 

Lennart Ackzell is the International Coordinator at the Swedish Federation of Family Forest Owners. He is engaged in the board of the International Family Forest Alliance and its collaboration in the Right Holders Group.


Launch of the FFF - AgriCord - IFFA publication

Building on the persuasive set of case studies presented four years ago in the original Strength in Numbers, this new publication on Forest and Farm Producers, key in implementing SDGs, brings together more examples of successful farm forestry producer organisations. The report is structured around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and argues that producer organizations can be seen as the ‘operating vehicles’ of the SDG agenda: through service-provision to their members, such organizations make solid contributions towards the SDGs, bringing benefits not only to their members but to people and the planet at large.

The publication urges support for building up capacities and appropriate investment to release this potential at large scale.

Click here to download the publication.


dernière mise à jour:  vendredi 24 juin 2016