Farmers

Farmers

Young female farmer Martha G. Kollie, 32 years old and a mother or 4 children, is one of the many farmers that are benefiting from the implementation of the Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme - LICSIP, funded by the European Union in Liberia and Solidaridad West Africa. The Programme is implemented by Solidaridad West Africa - Liberia.Martha, like several other farmers, has received improved cocoa seedlings, trainings on Best Management Practice for Cocoa and others.
Oxfam and local partners in Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia launched the Female Food Hero programs in 2011. The initiative, which has developed into a popular reality TV show, creates a new awareness about the role that small-scale women farmers play in food production throughout the world. With a variety of contests and events, the initiative celebrates outstanding women farmers—those who have overcome challenges and made significant, lasting contributions to their communities.
Photo forInfoPoint Lunchtime conference Putting the spotlight on small-scale women farmers
Knowledge and technologies generated from research are drivers of sustainable agricultural growth. Effective and targeted research can help lift farmer incomes, reduce poverty and has a knock on effect on other sectors. Research partnerships that address mutually agreed problems and co-develop solutions are the means to long lasting individual food security, and producing surpluses for sale.
Photo for Infopoint lunchtime conference on "Bridging the gap between research and development"
AgriCord is an initiative of farmers’ organisations and their cooperative businesses to support their colleagues in developing countries by mobilising funds and expertise from organised farmers. Representatives of farmers’ organisations will explain the evolution of their position in specific agro - food chains and the impact on incomes of their members (dairy value chain in Uganda by UCCCU, cashew nut value chain in Benin by URCPA).
Photo for InfoPoint Lunchtime conference on Farmers’ organisations make agro-food chains work
<p>Meeting with farmers on irrigation system.</p>
<p>In Chile&#39;s Arica-Parinacota region the EU supports a project aimed at helping more than 2,000 small farmers to produce in the desert.</p>
<p>Farmers from Burundi on a rural road carrying bananas</p>

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