SENEGAL • family agriculture • 22 October 2020
Why did an umbrella farmers’ organisation get involved in Farm Councils ?
FONGS is a Senegalese umbrella farmers’ organisation that brings together more than 30 local grassroots organisations. It has been promoting and practising Farm Councilsfor almost 20 years using the simplified balance sheet methodology.
While launching an agricultural consultancy, FONGS is responding to a demand from its members. Indeed, the state has largely withdrawn from the field of agriculture, after the implementation of structural adjustment programmes that were aimed at reducing the costs of public services and returning to a balanced budget.
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