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African and European agriculture needs protection

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 priority.

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

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.
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ROPPA INFO N°010

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

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 ...

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Statement of the Farmer Organizations working in local storage in West Africa

Statement of the Farmer Organizations working in local storage in West Africa

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west African women facing covid

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.

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Establishment of a Monitoring and Action Committee of POs on the impacts of COVID19

To address the crises affecting West African family farmers and the systemic crisis of COVID 19, the combined farming movement has gathered and is setting up A Monitoring and Action Committee.

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

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.

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

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.
To participate in this consultation please fill out the form via the following link ....

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Opening for the recruitment of a PRAOP/ECOWAP “Program Officer”

Have you at least a high school certificate plus 4 years of University studies (postgraduate diploma, Masters’ degree, engineer, doctorate degree/PhD, etc.) in agriculture, livestock, rural development, sociology, agricultural economics, or cooperative development ?

Have you at least ten (10) years of experience in the area of the development of
professional agricultural organizations (UPOs), or the development of agricultural or livestock sectors ?

This recruitment notice is yours

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