Call for proposals: Promoting Family farming in West Africa

The general objective is to boost local initiatives to increase access to food through viable and sustainable family agriculture in West Africa, share their knowledge and experience on a wider scale and contribute to the documentation on the sustainability of this agricultural model.
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Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  West Africa
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Faced with the rapid growth of towns and increasing demand from urban consumers, which change the town/country relationship, family farming already strengthens in many places the capacity of a country or a region to feed its urban populations through local production and the reinforcement of efficient short channels. The question to be raised is the one about its amplifying effect. West African farmers and their organizations therefore have a four-fold challenge to take up with their partner associations: guarantee the availability of locally produced foodstuffs; ensure farmers an income on which they can live decently; respond to the requirements of sustainable management of natural resources; influence public policies at a national and international level.

Objectives

The general objective is to boost local initiatives to increase access to food through viable and sustainable family agriculture in West Africa, share their knowledge and experience on a wider scale and contribute to the documentation on the sustainability of this agricultural model. This documentation should help to challenge decision-makers to take these issues into account in public policies.

The specific objectives are:

  • through concrete, innovative action, to improve and secure the production, processing, preservation and marketing of farm produce and to ensure that poor urban and rural consumers have access to it;
  • to share among local, national and international actors the knowledge acquired from concrete action under this program, and to draw comprehensive lessons;
  • to produce documents and sets of arguments useful to the actors monitoring family farming issues and addressing related political issues.
The program supports projects which take into account both the following themes:
 
Connecting family farming to urban and rural markets/promoting the consumption of local products
 
How can local family farming supply domestic markets and feed the cities big or medium ones and rural settlements? How can it compete with imported products and regain a share of urban markets? How to boost the consumption of local products? How can the rural population live decently from family farming activities? How can producers, processors, merchants and consumers cooperate for mutual benefits?
 
Developing methods of sustainable agriculture/ sustainable food systems
 
Is it possible to meet the challenge “Feeding the towns, now and in 2050, through family farming” by developing sustainable agriculture? How can family farming adapt to climate change? How can it contribute to preserving natural resources and biodiversity – whether in the phase of production, processing or marketing? 
 
Please note that when we speak of “sustainable agriculture”, we mean “tending toward an agroecological ideal”. (Glyphosate and GMO-based agriculture cannot under any circumstances be considered as eligible, for example). 
 
Deadline for the projects submission: Monday, 24 February 2020
 

Source: Comité français pour la solidarité internationale (CFSI)

Family farming (credits: USAID Food and Enterprise Development Program for Liberia (FED) / Nico Parkinson / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

Illustration Photo: Family farming (credits: USAID Food and Enterprise Development Program for Liberia (FED) / Nico Parkinson / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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