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Press release- #17April- Supporting #PeasantsStruggle in #WestAfrica.

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 Posted in Agriculture, English | No Comments »

  On April 17th, GROW campaign* in West Africa is joining the Via Campesina mobilisation** and global movement to support peasant struggles worldwide. For GROW, the priority is and remains the defence of family farmers, agriculture and livestock in the region, ...

“My land, my life,” spoke out the Rural Women of West Africa

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 Posted in Agriculture, Burkina Faso, Climate Change, Cote d'Ivoire, English, Food and Security, Ghana, Guinea, Let's tackle hunger, Liberia, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tchad | No Comments »

Press release March 8, 2016- On March 8th 2012 International Women's Day was dedicated to rural women’s empowerment in their role in poverty, development and hunger alleviation. Few years later, it is now obvious that challenges previously identified remain an issue! Particularly ...

World Rural Women’s Day Celebration in Ghana

Monday, November 10th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Campaigns, English, Gender, Ghana, GROW Campaign | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2906" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rural women's march in Garu.[/caption] “Women are the unsung heroes in the rural areas who struggle to keep their families together and yet the only acknowledgement of their tremendous contribution is the usual ‘behind every successful man, ...

The Power of People Against Poverty – Oxfam

Monday, September 15th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Bloggers in West Africa, Campaigns, CAR, Climate Change, Countries, ebola, Education, elcap, Emergencies, English, essentials services, Food and Security, Gender, Governance, GROW Campaign, Health, Land Grabbing, Livelihoods, Media Coverage, Pastoralism, Picture Gallery, Private Sector, Videos, Water and Sanitation | No Comments »

US – Africa leaders summit-Open letter to President Obama

Monday, August 4th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Campaigns, English, GROW Campaign, Land Grabbing | No Comments »

Dear President Obama,  We, the Coalition of Non-State Actors (NSA) involved in the grassroots implementation of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), applaud the initiative your Government took to organise the first US-Africa Leaders Summit. We are confident that most ...

2 MILLIONS de personne soutiennent les paysans africains

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 Posted in Accaparement des Terres, Agriculture, Agriculture, Campagne CULTIVONS, Français, Taclons la faim | No Comments »

2 MILLIONS de personne soutiennent les paysans africains en signant la pétition « Investissez dans notre agriculture, notre alimentation, notre future » ! Un grand merci pour cette mobilisation extraordinaire ! La semaine du 23 juin 2014, l’ensemble des Chefs ...

2 millions of voices to support African agriculture!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Campaigns, English, GROW Campaign, Let's tackle hunger | No Comments »

From June 20 to 27, 2014, the African Union's Heads of State and Government will meet, in Malabo, to discuss on agriculture and food security in Africa. This summit will be an opportunity to review the 2003 commitments for agriculture. ...

In the way For Malabo

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, English | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2695" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit-Kieran Doherty[/caption]  When the GROW campaign member organisations launched the “Where is our 10%?” campaign a year ago, the main aim was to remind African leaders of the African proverb “The promise is more binding than the ...

2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, English | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2691" align="alignleft" width="300"] Continental Conference of Agriculture and Food Security, AU,Addis Ababa , April 14.[/caption] 2014 is the year of Agriculture and Food Security for the African Union; it is as well the Year of Family Farming for the United ...

Oxfam in the North of Burkina Faso: Market gardening changing the lives of vulnerable people

Monday, May 12th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burkina Faso, English | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_2672" align="alignright" width="300"] “I’m going to pay for my grandsons’ education and if possible buy an animal”. Now we have enough water to grow our crops and we also have the equipment to do it well. I grow salad and ...