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Report of the seventh global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum at IFAD
June 2020

In conjunction with the forty-third session of IFAD’s Governing Council, 6, 7, 10 and 11 February 2020

The seventh global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum was held on 6, 7, 10 and 11 February 2020, in conjunction with the forty-third session of IFAD's Governing Council.

The meeting brought together 91 farmers’ leaders and representatives (45 per cent of whom were women), representing millions of small-scale farmers, pastoralists and fisher peoples across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, for the purpose of exchanging views on the evolution of the partnership with IFAD.

The seventh global meeting took place at a time of significant change and evolution. It was the first global meeting organized following the regionalization of the Farmers’ Forum process that was decided in 2016. This regionalization represents a reorganization of the process based on a four-year cycle, with global meetings held every four years, and regional fora held in between these meetings.