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Learning and sharing experiences in Southern Africa

From 21 to 24 November 2016 a SFOAP meeting was organized in Centurion, Pretoria by the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU).

The meeting aimed to enable SACAU’s national members benefitting from the SFOAP to share achievements in the implementation of the programme in 2016 as well as their work plan for 2017.

This kind of reporting and planning meetings are organized every year by SACAU to facilitate peer learning and knowledge sharing among national farmers’ organizations (NFOs)

Participants included the heads of the Secretariats and the financial staff of the six NFOs involved in the SFOAP: Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT); Coalition of Farmers in Madagascar (CPM); Lesotho National Farmers Union (LENAFU); Namibia National Farmers’ Union (NNFU); Seychelles Farmers Association (SeyFA) and Swaziland National Agricultural Union (SNAU).

The meeting enabled participants to share progress in terms of the promotion and defense of the interests of farmers. The SFOAP particularly supported organizations to strengthen their governance through the organization of meetings of governing bodies (26 statutory meetings in 2016 with an average of 36% of women’s participation) contributing to enhance the level and quality of service delivery to their respective members. Also, the large participation of NFOs representatives in strategic committees and events at all levels in the agricultural sector were considered as an indicator of their improved credibility and recognition.

To learn more, please read the November Newsletter of SACAU by clicking here.

 

 

Photo credit: SACAU

from 21/11/2016 to 24/03/2017
Thematic Areas: Capacity Building, Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
Region: South Africa