Women own fewer assets and they are not secured equal returns.
- Terje Halleland, State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food
This video presents the impact of FFF activities in the empowerment of Mayangna women. The Mayangna group is the second largest indigenous group in Nicaragua, with over 18,000 individuals. Through its support, FFF helped Mayangna women to reduce poverty and improve food security in the indigenous Mayangna community.
This Annual Report for 2016 provides detailed information on the FFF work in the ten partner countries and at regional and global levels in 2016. Updates on communications, knowledge generation, exchange visits and the M&L system are provided along with a short discussion of the Mid-term Evaluation (MTE) and the broad outlines of the Phase II. The MTE in August 2016 found that FFF was well on track to meeting the outcomes and impacts projected; and was doing this in a very efficient manner – in terms of the quality of delivery, the coordination of the implementing partners, and the value for investment.
When smallholder farmers and local communities organise, they can benefit by restoring the functionality of deforested and degraded landscapes, enhance food production, increase the availability of forest products and access to markets, and effect change. When small producers organise themselves in cooperatives or associations they can aggregate production and raise their profile among buyers while reaching economies of scale. Strong FFPOs can also train members on business development and production techniques, and help their constituency understand the markets tied to planting specific trees for timber or non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Read the Forest Brief published by IUCN in March 2017.
The joint publication was launched by the FFF, AgriCord and the International Family Forestry Association (IFFA) at the European Development Days in June 2016. The 35 cases illustrate FFPOs delivering SDGs. The publication urges support for building up capacities and appropriate investment to release this potential at large scale.
For more information on the launch of the publication, please visit the following pages:
This video shows preliminary results of the implementation of the FFF in its 10 partner countries and at regional and global level. Through witnesses of forest and farm producers, government representatives, and FFF Steering Committee members, it illustrates some of the value added and impact of the FFF support on the ground. It shows how organized forest and farm producers are contributing to reach most of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The FFF is a partnership between FAO, IIED, IUCN and AgriCord.