On January 16th, in Berlin, within the framework of the International Green Week 2020, the Association of Peasant Farms and Agricultural Cooperatives of Russia (AKKOR) and the German Farmers’ Association (DBV), under the umbrella of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), launched the “Transitional Agriculture”, a 3-year exchange program to work closely with African Farmer Organizations on challenges and solutions of family farming in fast-changing, transitional contexts.

The political meeting featured the participation of the DBV President, Joachim Rukwied, the AKKOR Vice President, Alexey Linetskiy, and the WFO President, Theo De Jager.

According to the new DBV-AKKOR-WFO agreement, six seminars will be organized from 2020 to 2022, bringing together managers and elected representatives, especially youth representatives, from the involved organizations.

The project, supported by the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), will be implemented through Andreas Hermes Akademie (AHA) and AgrarKontakte International (AKI).