FO-led research programme FO-RI launched
Our latest programme, Farmers Organisations Leading Research & Innovation on agroecology for sustainable food systems (FO-RI) has officially launched on June 2! The main goal of this action is to drive a transition towards resilient, productive and sustainable agroecological food systems through farmer-led innovation and research. To ensure that this global goal addresses the needs of local communities, a participatory approach was applied in shaping it in more detail with a co-design phase by farmers’ organisations and strategic partners at continental, regional, national and local levels under AgriCord overall coordination lead. At the core of FORI is a set (13) of Action-Research projects led by FOs with the technical support of agri-agencies and research organisations to design, test and disseminate innovations based on agroecological principles. The projects focus on one or several dimensions of the food system: production, transformation, marketing. The programme will be implemented for 5 years (2022-2026), in line with the European Green Deal framework strengthening local knowledge, agroecology and biodiversity, transformative, sustainable and inclusive agriculture. The Green Deal will further provide the momentum for FOs to effectively engage in the policy arena, also in relation to agroecology. For more information, you can contact Programme Manager, Aleksandra Parcinska: FORI(at)agricord.org. Follow the FO-RI progress on our social media!
Localisation: 16 countries in Africa (Burkina, Mali, Senegal, Cameroun, Burundi, RDC, Madagascar, Tanzania), Asia (Philippines), Pacific (Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Samoa), Caribbean (Haiti) and Latin America (Brazil & Uruguay).