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ROPPA INFO N°010

23 February in News

ROPPA INFO n ° 010 focuses on rural youth.For the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ROPPA, Mr. Ibrahima COULIBALY: "" Setting up projects for rural youth without the involvement of peasant organizations is a mistake ". Find out more by downloading the newsletter ...

Declaration of the Watch and Action Committee (WAC) on regional development policies for the agri-forestry-pastoral and fisheries sector

23 February in News

While acknowledging the efforts and initiatives implemented by political decision-makers at the national and regional levels for the achievement of development objectives, the members of the WAC under the lead of ROPPA note that there is still room for improvement with priority areas of investment which must be well targeted, in order to achieve real post-crisis economic and social recovery.The members of the WAC invite political decision-makers to anticipate the 2022 lean season which promises to be very worrying; pay great attention to the preparation of the agri-forestry-pastoral and fisheries 2022/2023 campaign; to address more ambitious actions in the face...

African and European agriculture needs protection

23 February in News

The sixth European Union African Union Summit will be held on February 17 and 18 in Brussels. On this occasion, we jointly express the imperative need to rebuild food sovereignty on our two continents.Even today, it is peasant and family farming that, in Europe as in Africa, feeds people. Our small and medium-sized farms create jobs and sustain rural areas. Moreover, at a time when scientists agree on the urgency of a global agro-ecological transition to respond to climate crises and the collapse of biodiversity, the maintenance of numerous peasants practicing diversified agriculture on all territories should be a shared...

Reconciling rural youth with family farming and unleashing their potential, in West Africa

27 April in News

Reconciling rural youth with family farming and unleashing their potential, in West Africa The view of rural West African youth is too often biased by the stereotypes widely conveyed about them. Between precarious odd jobs, idleness and the temptation to go into exile, it is sometimes difficult to envision these young people rooted in their rural community, and to unleash their potential there. And yet ...

African Civil Society Consultation for the FAO Regional Conference Accra, Ghana from 07 to 08 December 2017

21 April in News

The next African Civil Society Consultation for the 30th FAO Regional Conference will be held from 07 to 08 December 2017 in Accra, Ghana. This important meeting will be hosted by the Network of Farmers Organizations and Agricultural Producers of West Africa (ROPPA) and organised by the Steering Committee of (a global network of) Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the region, entrusted by FAO, in accordance with the principles of autonomy and self-organization. The FAO Regional Conferences are the highest forums and governing bodies of the Organization at this level, and usually take place once every biennium.Civil Society Consultations are meetings...

African civil society consultation for the FAO regional conference Harare-Zimbabwe from February 25 to 27, 2020

21 April in News

The next consultation of African civil society for the 31st FAO regional conference will take place from 25 to 27 February 2020 in Harare, Zimbabwe. This important meeting, entrusted by FAO, will be organized by the Zimbabwe Forum of Small Organic Farmers (ZIMSOFF) under the direction of the Steering Committee of the Consultation of African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), in accordance with the principles of autonomy and self-organization.FAO Regional Conferences constitute the highest fora and governing bodies of the Organization at this level, and usually take place once every biennium.Civil Society Consultations are meetings organized independently by and for civil...

West African women facing covid

21 April in News

ROPPA and six West African organizations, APESS, RBM, WILDAF, WANEP, REPSFECO, and ROALJEF-Mali with the support of Oxfam and CARE, have undertaken to highlight the impact of COVID 19 on women in the agrosylvo-pastoral and fisheries sector. Through the consultation of women’s colleges in 13 West African countries, ROPPA has succeeded in highlighting 7 realities that women are experiencing in this time of COVID 19 and 7 solutions proposed to improve response plans and increase their resilience to the pandemic. Download the study  ...

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