Ghana : Farmer organizations in Africa recognized for role in promoting food security.
It is expected that these awards will motivate FOs to improve their performance by strengthening their capacities to ensure efficiency. Through this, FOs will be better placed to provide efficient services for their members to promote their work.
In his congratulatory message, the Lead Coordinator of AGRA's Farmer Organization Support Centre in Africa (FOSCA), Mr. Fadel Ndiame, thanked the farmers for their contribution to Africa's agriculture and economy. He urged them to do more, and not to rest on their laurels.
"African Farmer Organizations are playing a central role in promoting and driving agricultural transformation processes in Africa and that is why AGRA and AFRICRES deemed it necessary to recognize your efforts. It is our hope that these awards will motivate you to continue to put food on our tables and generate even greater revenue for Africa through agriculture," Mr. Ndiame stated.
Below are the winners in each category:
1. Income Diversity Award
National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), Uganda - Winner
Kenya National Federation of Agri Producers (KENFAP) , Kenya - 1st Runners Up
FASO JIGI/ PACCEM from Mali - 2nd Runners Up
2. Youth and Female Participation Award
NAIMA Development CBO, Kenya - Winner
Impabaruta, Rwanda - 1st Runners Up
New Generation Commercial Farmers, Nigeria - 2nd Runners Up
3. Advocacy Award
Schemers Community Based Organization, Kenya - Winner
National Small Holder Farmer Association of Malawi (NASFAM), Malawi - 1st Runners Up
L'Union Des Societes Cooperatives Des Producteurs De Mais, Mali - 2nd Runners Up
4. Governance Award
Hekima Horticulture Self-Help Group, Kenya - Winner
IABM, Rwanda - 1st Runner Up
Konapindibu Financial and Agricultural Farmers, Sierra Leone - 2nd Runner Up
5. Market Access Award
Union of Groups for Marketing of Agriculture products Mouhoun (UGCPA/BM), Burkina Faso - Winner
The Lord Is My Shepherd, Ghana, - 1st Runner Up
Owefwe Obwambami Self-Help Group, Kenya - 2nd Runner Up.
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