Farmers’ Organizations in Africa
The Support to Farmers’ Organizations in Africa Programme (SFOAP): Main phase (2013 - 2018) is a continental programme which strengthens the institutional capacities, policy engagement and engagement of value chains of African farmers’ organizations (FOs). The programme supports the 5 regional networks of African FOs (EAFF, PROPAC, ROPPA, SACAU and UMNAGRI), their members at national level, and the pan-African FO (PAFO).
This publication highlights the main results achieved with SFOAP, focusing on (i) enhanced institutional capacity; (ii) benefits at farm level; (iii) improved FOs market linkages; and (iv) stronger policy influence. The publication also includes 5 brief stories on the results achieved in Madagascar, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, and the East African Community .
Financed by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Commission, IFAD and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the main phase builds on the successes and lessons learned from the pilot phase (2009-2012) and scales up programme activities and outreach.