From February 6th to 11th, a delegation of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) will join the 7th Global Meeting of the Farmers’ Forum, at IFAD Headquarters in Rome. The meeting will take place in conjunction with the 43rd session of the IFAD Governing Council. Read more
Established in 2005, The Farmers’ Forum (FAFO) is an ongoing, bottom-up process of consultation and dialogue between organizations of small-scale farmers and rural producers from all over the world, IFAD and governments, focused on agricultural and rural development and poverty reduction.
This edition of the global FAFO is also taking place in the first year of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028), which puts family farming at the centre of the international agenda. The Decade constitutes a unique opportunity to work on multi-dimensional issues that are of concern to family farmers, positioning them as key agents of change in achieving the SDGs.
The delegation, led by Theo De Jager, WFO President, includes the WFO Board Member Sotha Sok, Vice-President of Cambodian Farmers Association – Federation of Agricultural Producers (CFAP), Cambodia; Godfried Nelson Agyemang, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of Coalition of Farmers Ghana (COFAG), Ghana; Tamisha Tamara Lee, President of our member organisation from Jamaica, Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers (JNRWP); Koirala Rai Gyanu, Secretary of Nepal Agriculture Co-operative Central Federation Limited (NACCFL), Nepal; Natalia Benitez, Paraguay, member of WFO Women Committee; Kenneth Katungisa, Chief Executive Officer, under the Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFEE), Uganda; Cryspin Kayitare, Rwanda, member of WFO Working Group on Climate Change and student in the WFO Gymnasium training programme.
As a member of the FAFO Steering Committee, WFO will bring its contribution into discussion and debate, engaging with all the fellow farmers’ organizations on the forward collective and coherent actions that can be taken on key issues, such as climate change, sustainability, nutrition and social inclusion, particularly that of women and youth.
Updates of the event will be available by following our social media with #fafo2020