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GroFed is currently strengthening members representation in farmer organisations having recently host the AGM for Tongatapu 7 districts and council meeting in addition to the development of farmer organisation management tools
Nuku’alofa, Tonga – In an effort to serve members effectively in a rapidly changing environment, the Growers Federation of Tonga are stepping up on institutional capacity building.
“We’re furthering our ability to improve our current work while also remaining relevant,” says Sinai Tuitahi, the CEO of Growers Federation of Tonga. “We’re strengthening members representation in farmer organisation governance bodies through the AGM for Tongatapu 7 districts and council meeting as well as developing the appropriate farmer organisation management tools .”
Sinai Tuitahi said the exercise is seeing a marked improvement in its operations.
“An information exchange workshop with Nishi Trading and Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovation has seen an improved coordination of monitoring and evaluation data reporting. The financial accountability and financial system has also greatly improved.”
Sinai Tuitahi said the Growers Federation of Tonga office is now managed by an office manager on a daily basis who also manages the PIFON funded projects including monitoring and acquittal.
The capacity building exercise is funded by the Farmers’ Organizations for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific – FO4ACP Programme, a joint partnership between the European Union, Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON).