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Conflict management, gender equality, women empowerment, effective strategic communication design, and constructive dialogue with government counterparts and among Farmer organizations are some of the priorities agreed upon for CANROP’s action plan for the next 12 months.

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Between July 11 and 16, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations together with the Caribbean Network of Rural Women Producers (CANROP) will begin a series of workshops for the training of its members under the FO4ACP Programme.

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites all organizations linked to family farming to submit proposals for meetings that promote the exchange of experiences and knowledge, and actively participate in the Regional Technical Platform on Family Farming.

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Organized by ACTAF, with technical assistance from FAO, from the "Impact, Resilience, Sustainability and Transformation for Food and Nutritional Security" (FIRST) and FO4ACP programs with financing from the European Union and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA), the workshop contributed to the construction of an action plan for working with youth, with a view to achieving a more effective participation of youth in local food systems and strengthening the capacities of the organizations present in this area.

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The Farmers’ Organization for African, Caribbean and the Pacific (FO4ACP) Programme sets plans into motion for capacity building training of six Jamaican Farmers’ Organizations

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Selected farmers’ organization set to receive support to increase production, access to markets and public services for their farmers

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During the month of April and until Tuesday, May 3 2022, all applications options will remain open so that the farmers’ organizations can apply.

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The Guyana Sustainable Land Development and Management (SLDM) Project is capacitating the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) and other Land Management related agencies with the knowledge, software and technical skills to enhance land management and environmental monitoring in Guyana.

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The school feeding programme in Guyana dates as far back as forty (40) years ago and continues to positively impact the nutrition and health of children and adolescents receiving nursery, primary or secondary education which represents some 48.6% of the total student population in the country.

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With the participation of the President and the Minister of Agriculture of Ecuador, ministers from the 33 countries of the region and FAO’s Director-General.

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In 2022, progress is expected in strategies that allow greater participation of women and young people in farmers' organizations.

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The FO4ACP in the Caribbean Region will be co-implemented by FAO’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, PROCASUR and Agricord with the support of IFAD, the European Union and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States Pacific (ACP).

Recognizing the catalytic role that Farmers Organizations plays in improving family farmers’ opportunities to access their rights, agricultural resources, public services and policies, and to access markets, these organizations become the backbone of vibrant and inclusive rural societies. Beyond food production, family farmers’ organizations carry out education, business development, communication, insurance, cultural or health services for their members, arrange childcare and support elderly people in their communities.

The activities in the region will focus on improving the Farmers Organizations capacities to develop their functions and provide the different services for their members, as well as creating an enabling environment at national and regional level to improve the conditions for the family farming sector. To do so, the FO4ACP in the Caribbean is structured around three main components, aligned with the global strategy:

  • Component 1: Delivery of economic services along priority value chains;
  • Component 2- Enabling the business environment;
  • Component 3 - Institutional development of FOs;

FO4ACP in the Caribbean puts knowledge management at the center of operations and each component will be mapping, capitalizing, disseminating and supporting the scaling up of existing and new knowledge and information between the Farmers Organizations in 8 countries: Belize, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia.

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Interview
Voices of the change
Luiz Beduschi, Coordinator of the Latin American Regional Family Farming Initiative.
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Key publications
United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 Global Action Plan 
2019

The Decade of Family Farming provides an extraordinary opportunity for the United Nations to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an inclusive, collaborative and coherent way.

Farmers' Organizations for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific - FO4ACP
2020

The overall objective of the FO4ACP programme is to increase income and to improve livelihoods, food and nutrition security and safety of organized smallholder and family farmers in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

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