CALL OF FARMERS AND PRODUCERS OF WEST AFRICA MEMBERS OF ROPPA

At one month from the beginning of 2008 – 2009 agricultural campaign, annual hope for millions of family farms, a great anxiety prevails in villages, rural communities and townships of ECOWAS territory: « How to secure food for families and animals as well as the costs of agricultural inputs? »

Niamey call for West African food sovereignty

Preamble

At the initiative of ROPPA (Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organisations of West Africa) a dialogue concerning the food sovereignty of the sub-region took place in Niamey from 7 to 10 November among farmer organization leaders, members of parliament, officials of ministries agriculture and trade, and researchers from 13 countries of West Africa, together with the authorities of ECOWAS, UEMOA and CILSS, technical and financial partners, farmers’ organizations from the North and NGOs.

Conscious of their roles and responsibilities with regard to the populations they represent, support, and accompany in their daily eff orts, the Forum’s participants adopted the present document which they entitled “ THE NIAMEY CALL FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY OF WEST AFRICA “.

4th ROPPA Ordinary Convention

ROPPA fourth common convention was held in St-Louis (Senegal) from 30 March to 2 April 2006. The ten members of ROPPA were all represented. The convention has also registered the participation of PO national platforms from Sierra-Leone and Ghana, young farmers, Northern PAO, ROPPA technical and financial partners and agricultural public services from Senegal. The following points were treated in the fourth convention agenda: Balance review
ROPPA fourth convention was held in St-Louis (...)