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ROPPA's call for capitalisation

With the support of its partners, the ROPPA is launching a call for proposals for the capitalisation of promising economic and agro-ecological initiatives by farmers’ organisations (FOs).

The network has supported and accompanied its members (cooperatives, federations, unions) in a number of initiatives with the ultimate aim to contribute to the development of family farming and to influence agricultural policies in the region.

The capitalization exercise of some of these initiatives allowed concerned FOs to improve production, processing or marketing of their products. Also, it helped enrich their advocacy action. This was particularly possible thanks to the sharing of information and best practices, the organisation of training of producers, visits and exchanges between farmers, happening within the context of the capitalisation processes.

A first call was launched in 2014 to select forty initiatives to be capitalised. This experience resulted in a regional workshop organised in Accra (Ghana) in December 2015 for the sharing and exploitation of capitalization products. Based on the very positive results of this experience, ROPPA has decided to launch a second call that will be conducted with the technical support from GRET, Inter-Réseaux and the Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale (CFSI), and several financial partners/programmes including the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), SFOAP, Agriculteurs français et développement international (Afdi), the Fondation de France, the Hub rural. 

Via the call, FOs will be encouraged to propose (by 10th August 2016!) promising initiatives to be capitalised. Selected FOs will be trained on the capitalisation methodology and will receive funds for the systematisation and capitalisation of the initiative with the ultimate aim of lessons learning and sharing, and possible scaling up.

The call will focus on the following priority areas:

  • The promotion of local products;
  • Innovation in the establishment of structured relations between the actors of the value chains;
  • Agro-ecological intensification of agricultural production;
  • Innovative services by FOs to support family farming with a focus on women and youth entrepreneurship.

To learn more, please visit ROPPA’s website here.

from 29/06/2016 to 10/08/2016
Thematic Areas: Access to Services, Capacity Building, Gender, Knowledge Management, Markets and Value chains, Natural resources, Policy Dialogue
Region: West Africa