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Family Farmers’ Statement will reach COP28

The World Rural Forum, through a participative and inclusive process, has articulated a Statement emphasizing the imperative need for global recognition of family farmers catalytic role. The climate crisis is severely affecting millions of family farmers around the world. Frequent and intense droughts, floods, tropical cyclones, storms, heat waves, rising...
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Regional dialogue to promote adoption of sustainable agriculture

Eastern and Southern Africa SamllScale Farmers Forum along with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), under the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Uganda, convened a Regional Common Ground Dialogue for Mainstreaming...
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COMMUNIQUÉ: Accelerating SADC’s Development through the Socially Accountable Generation and Use of Public Resources

Whereas a regional dialogue for non-state actors (NSAs) on the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) for 2020-2030 was held on 13 to 14 September 2023, under the theme Accelerating SADC’s Development through the Socially Accountable Generation and Use of Public Resources, co-convened by Southern...
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(14 September 2023) — Non-State Actors in southern Africa have welcomed plans by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to develop a robust engagement mechanism aimed at enhancing coordination and harmonization of efforts to drive the regional integration agenda. Currently, engagement between Non-State Actors (NSAs) and the SADC Secretariat is...
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The aspirations of citizens in southern Africa are clearly spelt out in the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020-2030. These ambitions are “a peaceful, inclusive, middle to high income industrialized region, where all citizens enjoy sustainable economic well-being, justice and freedom.” While significant progress has been made in achieving...
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PRESS RELEASE – Regional civil society organisations continue pushing for accountability across Southern Africa

Regional civil society organisations continue pushing for accountability across southern Africa Johannesburg, South Africa On 13th and 14th September, civil society organisations from across southern Africa will meet online and parallel gatherings across six different locations (Johannesburg, Dodoma, Harare, Lilongwe, Lusaka, and Maputo to assess the progress of the Southern...
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ESAFF underscores Farmers Involvement in Research Cycles

The Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF) Region network has underscored the need to concrete framework to define farmers’ involvement in all research cycles towards understanding their community needs and recommendations. Hakim Baliraine, Chairperson of ESAFF region network, made the remarks during a recently organised zoom meeting...
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