Wednesday 21 October 2009

Africa Alliance of sub-regional Farmer Organizations (AAFO)

8 – 9 October, 2009. Accra, Ghana. Promoting Inclusiveness of Farmers Organizations in
African Agricultural Research Agenda: a FARA –PAFFO (Pan African Farmers Forum) Collaborative Initiative.

In order to further consolidate the achievement recorded by FOs, FARA convened a 2-day multi-stakeholder consultation that aimed to catalyze the participation of FOs in African ARD. During the meeting, stakeholders identified some of the stumbling blocks to FOs’ participation in ARD. These include weak human and institutional capacity, poor governance, poor linkage and access to research outputs and outcomes, and poor market access and infrastructure.
List of participants (excluding FARA):
  1. Dr. Stephen Muchiri, Chief Executive Officer, East African Farmers Federation EAFF, Nairobi
  2. Mr. Ewole Gustave, Chargé de Programme, PROPAC, Cameroon
  3. Mr. Alangeh Romanus Che, Executive Bureau Member, PROPAC, Cameroon
  4. Dr. Ndiogou FALL, President, Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs Agricoles de l’Afrique de l Ouest, ROPPA, Senegal
  5. Dr. Mohamadou MAGHA, Coordinator , Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs Agricoles de l Afrique de l Ouest, ROPPA, Burkina-Faso
  6. Mr. Motsepe Ramotse Donald Matlala, Vice President, SACAU, South Africa
  7. Mr. Benito Odala Eliasi, Capacity Development Advisor, SACAU, South Africa
  8. Mr.Mahaman Bader M.Dioula, Regional Coordinator for Africa, IFAP, France
  9. Mr. Jacques Bonou, Vice President, IFAP, Benin
  10. Dr. Sidi SANYANG , Manager of the Capacity Strengthening and Knowledge Management Programs, CORAF/WECARD, Senegal
  11. Mr. Moses Oremo, Programme Assistant, ASARECA, Uganda
  12. Mrs. Lydia Sasu, National Women’s Leader , F.O.N.G, Ghana
  13. Mr. Max Olupot , Coordinator ASS/ Program Assistant, AFAAS, Uganda
  14. Dr. Clesensio Tizikara, ICART project coordinator, SADC-FANR/ICART, Botswana