To stimulate collective reflections, activities were mainly carried out through focus group and plenary discussions.
Six groups were formed and in each group participated at least one CFPPA, cooperative/apex organization member, as well as FD and CD NGOs staff.
In this video interview, Jeff Campbell, FFF Manager, explains how the small grants deliverd directly to forest and farm producer organizations, under the the FFF-Agri Cord partnership, has helped producer organizations to enhance their businesses for livelihoods and to improve their ability to leverage resources.
[more] Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and FAO have signed in Rome, on 13 September, a Memorandum of Understanding (Mo U) which focuses on the empowerment of rural women and youth.
FFF Manager, Jeff Campbell, met with the President of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Ms Kapilaben to discuss the collaboration to support country progresses in Nepal under the FAO-SEWA strategic partnership.
The following activities will be developed with FFF collaboration: 1) Leadership training to women leaders of the Federation of community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN), 2) Exchange visits between female forest products based entrepreneurs of SEWA and women entrepreneurs in Nepal, and 3) Capacity development on financial literacy for women and how to access appropriate finance.
[more] FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Agri Cord's President, Jean-François Isambert, to discuss fruitful cooperation in the framework of the FAO-hosted Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) partnership, which has enabled direct support to forest and farm producer organizations to develop their capacities, particularly relating to business, organizational and policy advocacy skills.
Agri Cord is a board member to the FFF, launched in 2012 and aimed at promoting sustainable forest and farm management by supporting local, national, regional and international organizations for engagement in policies and investments that meed the needs of local people in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
[more] Agriculture remains the most significant driver of global deforestation.
Large-scale commercial agriculture and subsistence agriculture currently account for 73 percent of deforestation in the tropics and subtropics.
However, it is possible under certain conditions to achieve sustainable agriculture and food security while also halting deforestation.