CTA – Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU

Sponsor:  CTA

Duration:  2011

EAFF Contact person:  Stella Kamuyu, or Marygoretti Kamau

Sponsor’s Contact person:  Isolina Boto

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Their mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. They also provide access to information and knowledge, facilitate policy dialogue and strengthen the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.

From EAFF perspective, networking among farmers’ organization’s is a key building block for sharing knowledge and experiences at national, regional and international levels. EAFF is a founder member of the Pan-African Farmers Organization.

EAFF secured a one and a half years project financing from CTA to:

  1. Develop a communication advocacy plan.
  2. Develop materials for advocacy i.e. Voice of East Africa farmers newsletter/ calendars etc. Train on various website management tools.
  3. Hold workshops to develop positions on Climate change and biofuel.s

EAFF covered part a) in 2010 while Part b) carried on to 2011

In 2011 EAFF was able to finalize on the biofuels position where we launched an Eastern Africa Biomass Board.

In the same funding we were able to support advocacy work for COP 17 that was held in Durban