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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Third farmers' congress of EAFF

5-7th AUGUST 2013. Bujumbura; Burundi. 3rd FARMERS CONGRESS AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY of EAFF.

The theme of the congress was 'Towards the economic sovereignty of the Eastern African farmer' which is geared towards show casing the agricultural economic potential and opportunities of the Eastern Africa region with a view of ensuring that farmers take advantage of already existing as well as creating successful value chain agri-business opportunities. During the congres there were discussions on agriculture policies; agriculture trade developments and opportunities

The objectives were
  • Receive the EAFF activity report from 2009 - 2012
  • Provide for exchange between the members of EAFF; EAC; COMESA; the Pan-African Farmers Organization; private sector; development partners and the broader civil society 
  • use the congress as a communication forum to enhance the visibility of EAFF
  • Approve rolling out of the new Strategic framework of EAFF 2012-2020
  • Conduct an election for the next office bearers of EAFF for the next 4 years
  • Approve resolutions aimed at strengthening EAFF as an entrepreneurial organization
application/pdf iconPress Release (En): EAFF congress calls for economic sovereignty of farmers to enhance agricultural development

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