One of the things that producer organizations can do so they don’t lose focus is to build their capacity- make sure they understand their role in farm forestry and keep on refreshing that. They also should work with government and other stakeholders to share experiences.

 - Geoffrey Wanyama, Executive Representative of Family Forest National Federation, Kenya

Highlights 

Listening and trust – the basis for working with forest and farm producers

An interview of Jeff Campbell, FFF Manager, written by Herman Savenije, Nick Pasiecznik, in Farmers in their landscape, Farming Matters Magazine, available on AgriCultures Network's. "Working together is a motivating and powerful approach to getting things done" says Jeff Campbell. “This holds true for my own approach to life; for the work of the millions of forest and farm families stitching together complex livelihoods and ecosystems at a landscape level. Local indigenous peoples, smallholders, female farmers and forest dependent peoples have the knowledge and history, the culture and the potential to maintain and revitalise vibrant rural landscapes – we must trust and support them."


Victoria!

Victoria Flores AguilarThe Forest and Farm Facility is deeply saddened by the loss of Victoria, an incredible strong and vibrant leader, a woman who inspired us with a vision of productive local forest based enterprises and capable communities. Victoria will stay in everybody’s heart and spirit for her dedication to people and forests.

 

Progress in the countries

New countries selected for FFF support

Bolivia, Kenya, Vietnam, and Zambia have been selected by an experts panel as the next four partner countries for the Forest and Farm Facility.

An important dimension of the Forest and Farm Facility is to strengthen smallholder, women, community and Indigenous Peoples’ producer organizations for business/livelihoods and policy engagement. Click here  to see recent activities implemented in support of producer organizations.

last updated:  Friday, September 19, 2014