The Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO), CTA and Agricord (International alliance of agri-agencies) have engaged in a joint project to improve the efficiency of farmer’s led enterprises and hence improve productivity, market access and livelihoods for smallholder farmers.
EU Info Point Session: Digitalisation for Development
Digitalisation offers new opportunities to farmer’s organisations and their members and provides them with cost-effective tools to strengthen their production and marketing capacities. During the Info Point session, a series of successful cases from farmers associations and businesses which were supported, through this partnership, with the digitalisation of their businesses, and in particular with profiling their members, will be shared. Some experiences across Africa will be discussed and drivers of success which are of interest to other groups will be highlighted.
Head of Unit at EC, DEVCO
Senior Programme Coordinator Data4Ag, CTA
CEO of Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF)
Network and Systems Administrator, Igara Growers Tea Factory Ltd
Director of Agriculteurs français et développement international (AFDI)
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
PAFO is a network of Farmers Organizations across the African continent. It's aim is to improve communication, collaboration and information/knowledge sharing among stakeholders. Through PAFO, the sub-regional networks of farmers’ organizations and agricultural producers of the Maghreb (UMAGRI), of the Southern Africa (SACAU), of Central Africa (PROPAC), of the Eastern Africa (EAFF) and of West Africa (ROPPA), are working together since 2003 on continental issues of interest having a significant impact on African agriculture.
AgriCord is the network of "agri-agencies", non-governmental organisations for development cooperation with structural links to the farmers' and rural members' organisations in their home countries (8 EU Member states, Canada, Senegal and Asia). AgriCord and agri-agencies provide support to farmers' organisations in developing countries, covering both capacity building and concrete operations.