The Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmer Forum (ESAFF), The Networks of Small Scale framer Groups in Tanzania (MVIWATA) and Professionals for Development of France (GRET) are launching the EU funded project titled Involving small scale farmers in policy dialogue and monitoring for improved food security in the East African Region. The projectdubbed “INVOLVE”, covers five 5 countries in East Africa: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Bu..
ESAFF member from 13 member countries will meet in Nairobi as from 28th June to 1st June 2012 for the AGM week. The week will encompass various activities which will include farmers workshop on agro ecology practices. ESAFF farmers will define and develop position on agro-ecology farming practices which is increasingly being marginalized by government policies and practices in..
a press statement issued by a network of small scale farmers in Zambia (ESAFF Zambia) says Seed security is key to any
country’s aspirations to be food secure, however our country like other
developing countries pursuing a liberalised and foreign market system imposed
ESAFF is among 28 global and regional organisations that has endorsed the Charter to End Extreme Hunger. The Charter was launched with endorsements by Prime Minister Raila Odinga of Kenya, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos;and Musician Bob Geldof. You can watch the full press conference which is now online here:
14/04 - 16/04/2011
The maiden Tri-Annual
General Summit (TGS) of ESAFF will be
held in April 2011. The vent will take
place in Morogoro, Tanzania from 14th to 16th April 2011.
12 small scale farmer leaders in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), will
pay a courtesy call to the East Africa Community – EAC on 8th April 2011. ..
5/12/2011 to 11/2/2011
The Eastern and Southern Africa Small scale
farmer will participate in the global platform for civil society to be held in
Dakar for the first time. The event dubbed The World Social Forum will be held in
February 2011 from 5th to 11th.
ESAFF will be represented by a strong
delegation of five. The representatives that were sel..
Gender, HIV/AIDS and youth matters are at the heart of ESAFF's activities. In April 2011, ESAFF leaders will convene in Tanzania to discuss gender and gender budgeting processes within member countries. Farmer leaders will be exposed to the basic concepts of gender, gender roles and strategic needs, gender mainstreaming and more importantly gender budgeting innitiatives. Various global and regional innitiaties will be discussed. ..
Eastern and Southern Africa small scale farmers are planning to engage regional economic communities (RECs) in the ESA region to discuss issues around The Comprehensive African Agriulture Development Programme, CAADP.The targeted RECs are COMESA in Lusaka, SADC in Gaborone and the East Africa Community in Arusha - Tanzania.
The main objective of the engagement will be to enhance small scale farmers understanding on the position an..
Trade and marketstouches every aspect of life of small scale farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa. Small scale farmers have to sell their produce and have to purchase other items which are locally, regionaly or globally produced. Discussions on trade have been taking part for so long but small scale farmers have not added their voice. from 8th to 11th January 2011, small scale farmers will meet in the capital city of Zambia, Lusaka to reflec..
New vacancy announcement: Networking, Communication and IT Officer
Interactive CAADP Meeting Report, Feb 2012, Between Farmers and Policy Makers in UGANDA
Analysis on the implementation of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program, The case of small scale farmers in Kenya
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CAADP AND PARTICIPATION OF SMALL SCALE FARMER, THE CASE OF UGANDA SMALL SCALE FARMERSICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN EAST AFRICA,
Analysis of the implementation of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in EAC, A case of Small Scale Farmers’ Participation in Tanzania