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Kigali, Rwanda – The 2 Day Global Knowledge Management Event organized by Farmers’ Organizations for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (FO4ACP) yesterday opened in Kigali, Rwanda. This international gathering, hosted by the Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO), serves as a platform for program partners to exchange valuable insights and enhance the implementation of FO4ACP.
During the event, Mr. Kolyang Palebele, President of PAFO, emphasized the ongoing need for progress despite the achievements made thus far. Partners reflected on the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of FO4ACP, acknowledging the work that lies ahead to further optimize the program.
The Global Knowledge Management Event marks a significant milestone in the advancement of agriculture and rural development, and offers a unique platform for key stakeholders to come together, engage in meaningful discussions, and collaborate on finding common solutions to the challenges faced by farmers such as climate change and resilience, access to finance, political engagement, and advocacy.
The Pacific Farmer Organisations is represented by Maria Linibi of Papua New Guinea Women in Agriculture, Daniel Mataroa of Te Tango Enua Cook Islands, Oliver Iato of Farm Support Association Vanuatu and Angela Birch of the Pacific Farmer Organisations who will participate at different sessions including Climate Change & Resilience, Agro-ecology, Advocacy and Data Collection. The event concludes tomorrow.
The FO4ACP program, jointly led by six regional farmers’ organizations, PAFO, Agricord, and the FAO’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, aims to strengthen local, national, and regional farmers’ organizations. By improving the livelihoods and food security of smallholders and family farmers across African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries, the program has the potential to impact over 52 million smallholder farmers in approximately 70 nations. Funding for FO4ACP is provided by the European Union (EU), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).