From June 2 to 6, 2022, the closing event of the Transitional Agriculture project took place in Neckarsulm, Germany.

Launched by the German Farmers’ Association (DBV) and the Association of Peasant Farms and Agricultural Cooperatives of Russia (AKKOR), under the umbrella of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), the 3-year exchange program brought together farmers from Europe and Africa, to share knowledge, experiences and best practices and build bridges and future collaborations among farmers organisations.

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

The participants from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Rwanda and Germany were warmly hosted by the welcoming committee consisting of AKI‘s project leader Ms Julia Fendel and AKI’s project assistant Ms Nane Hummel as well as the program manager of AHA Ms Dr Anoush Ficiyan and Mrs Nicole Bolomey, International Business Manager of Andreas Hermes Academy.

After two troublesome years, during which the COVID-19 outbreak prevented us from meeting in person, this was the first-time participants could meet face to face.
Everybody appreciated the opportunity to meet and better to know each other and deepen the linkage between each organisation: the project has ended but it’s just the beginning of future bold exchanges and collaborations!

Read more about this amazing experience of fruitful exchange directly on AKI’s website.