Farmers Fighting Poverty Advisory Committee
For the steering of Farmers Fighting Poverty, the General Assembly of AgriCord takes advice from the Advisory Committee. This Committee is composed of farmer representatives from developing countries in different regions of the world, the president and managing director of AgriCord.
The current representatives are from the following organisations:
AFA Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Development
EAFF East African Farmers Federation
PAFO Pan African Farmers Organisation
PROPAC Plateforme org. paysannes d’Afrique Centrale
ROPPA Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et de Producteurs AgriColes
SACAU Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions
UMNAGRI Union Maghrébine et de l'Afrique du Nord des Agriculteurs
UNICAFES União Nacional das Cooperativas de Agricultura Familiar
The Advisory Committee started in October 2011, and has – each year – formulated recommendations to the General Assembly of AgriCord about the priorities, the approaches and strategies of Farmers Fighting Poverty. The following specific themes were dealt with:
2012 Impact of the work of farmers’ organisations and of support to farmers’ organisations. Its recommendations covered the definition of impact, reasons for measuring impact, operational challenges, specifics of agricultural systems and farmers’ organisations, and different approaches for measuring impact.
2013 Approaches for monitoring and evaluating (M&E) the impact of farmers’ organisations, in terms of farmers’ income and livelihood.
2014 Grants vs. Investments: Mobilisation of risk capital by farmers’ organisations.
2015 Support to farmers’ organisations engaging in/with private sector and in business initiatives.
2016 Improve the functioning of agro-food chains, for the benefit of farmers.
2017 Consolidated reporting on results and impact of Farmers Fighting Poverty. Joint meeting with the Technical and Financial Partners of AgriCord.