The partnership between the Panafrican farmer's organization (PAFO), CTA and AgriCord together with other partners aims at contributing to the expansion and upscaling of successes in inclusive business models led by farmers' organisations in collaboration with other value chain actors and SMEs. It looks also at promoting the use of various forms of data as well as information and communication technologies (ICT) by farmers' organisations.
Building the next generation of farmers: Supporting capacity development of African farmers' organisations through improved policies, technologies and capabilities
A key area aims at supporting capacity building on agribusiness management and business skills, critical for farmers' organisations members (including youth and women in agribusiness) to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. A number of opportunities have emerged to help manage farmers organisations and farmer-led businesses to provide services to members.
This workshop is held with the following objectives:
- Share successes on capacity building development on entrepreneurial skills of Farmers' organisations
- Identify policy, technology and finance gaps
- Define a fundraising strategy for the way forward and potential partners
- Document and share best practices.
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.
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.
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.