Our Background

EAFF is a non-political, non-profit and democratic apex organization of all Farmers of Eastern Africa. Its role is to voice legitimate concerns and interests of farmers of the region with the aim of enhancing regional cohesiveness and social-economic status of the farmers.

The Federation apart from voicing views and demands of the farmers on crosscutting issues will also endeavor to promote regional integration of the farmers through trade and good neighborliness.


The Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) is a network of more than 20 million smallholder farmers in 10 Eastern Africa countries. EAFF was formed in 2001 and was registered in 2005 with the following core mandate and functions:

  • Enhancement of food security, food sovereignty, and poverty alleviation.
  • Natural resources and biodiversity conservation.
  • Lobby and advocacy for pro poor policies.
  • Smallholder farmers’ empowerment through entrepreneurship.
  • Capacity building and information management.
  • Engagement of women and youth in agricultural development.


A prosperous and cohesive farming community in Eastern Africa


To represent, lobby and advocate for Eastern Africa farmer’s interests and build their capacities.


The formation of Eastern Africa Farmers Federation was out of the conviction and foresight by the founding leaders to address issues of interest to farmers at all levels i.e. National, regional, continental and at the global levels.