An Original Experience of Farm Council in Senegal
Why did an umbrella farmers’ organisation get involved in Farm Councils ? FONGS is a Senegalese umbrella farmers’ organisation that brings together more than 30…
The new publication of Farming Dynamics deciphers the advocacy campaigns that SOS Faim has been has been undertaking for more than 20 years.
The first one was concerned with the renegotiation of Lomé agreements, called Cotonou agreements since 2000, between the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP countries). A retrospective delay reveals that this advocacy work was concerned more often with trade issues, starting with Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA), including the campaign “My chicken, my hen”, and the recent campaign “let’s not export our problems” centred around exports of European dairy products.
The idea of this publication is not to systematically look through the results of these campaigns, but rather to analyse various factors that enabled sometimes long-term successes and improvements.