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West Africa

The birth of Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et de Producteurs de l"Afrique de l'Ouest (ROPPA) in 2000 was the culmination of a long process and organizational effort within the farmers’ movement in Western Africa.

ROPPA’s objective is to strengthen the capacities of Western African FOs, to defend the interests of their members and to influence the policies linked to agriculture, rural development and food security.

ROPPA’s membership covers 13 of the 16 countries of the region, giving ROPPA strong representativity – Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. It has about 25 million members, approximately 62 per cent of whom are women. Members are divided between FOs, unions and other groups.

Thanks to advocacy and lobbying activities conducted to promote family farming, food sovereignty, and regional and international trade, ROPPA, with the help of several partners, has developed an effective strategy to positively influence regional agricultural policies at all levels.

ROPPA is a member of various Task Forces and consultative bodies on sector policies and is a key strategic partner of regional integration institutions such as the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Economic and Monetary Union and the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel. In addition, ROPPA has been a founding member of the Farmers’ Forum at IFAD and has a seat in the Steering Committee.

ROPPA’s five-year strategic plan (2012-2017) is based on four priority areas:

(i) capacity-building of FOs to provide technical and economic services to their members and promote/support their economic initiatives;

(ii) strengthening of learning and experience accumulated since 2000 in advocacy and lobbying in order to contribute to the implementation of policies and intervention strategies more favourable to sustainable family farming;

(iii) consolidation of the network organization and governance to build sustainable institutional credibility, and that of its national platforms;

(iv) development of technical teams for high-level implementation of ROPPA’s vision and mission.

The table below shows ROPPA's membership at the national level. All national organizations are covered by the SFOAP.


National members of ROPPA


Plate-forme Nationale des Organisations Paysannes et des producteurs Agricoles du Bénin (PNOPPA)


Confédération paysanne du Faso (CPF)

Burkina Faso

National Coordinating Organisation for Farmer Associations of The Gambia (NACOFAG)


Farmers Organisations Network of Ghana (FONG)


Conseil national des Organisations Paysannes de Guinée (CNOP-G)


Quadro nacional de Concertacão das Organizaçoes Camponeses e productores agricolas da Guiné Bissau (QCOPGB)

Guinea Bissau

Association nationale des Organisations de Producteurs agricoles de Côte d’Ivoire (ANOPACI)

Côte d’Ivoire

Liberian farmers Union Network


Coordination nationale des Organisations paysannes du Mali (CNOP-M)


Plateforme paysanne du Niger (PFP-N)


Conseil national de Concertation et de Coopération des ruraux (CNCR)


National Farmers Association of Sierra Leone (NAFSL)

Sierra Leone

Coordination togolaise des Organisations paysannes et de Producteurs agricoles (CTOP)


Reference Documents

Reference Documents