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Support African farmers and rural women NOW!

February 13th, 2014 Posted in Campaigns, English, Food and Security, GROW Campaign, Nigeria, Senegal, Vidéos

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Today, members of the GROW campaign are pleased to launch the video clip entitled “Where is my 10%” a hymn offered to farmers for African International Year of Family Farming. This video clip produced in family farms in Senegal and Nigeria defends the place and role of African farmers. It call mind to African Head of States and ask to the public to support African farmers by consuming local products. The song “Where is my 10%” was produced in November 2013 by a group of West African artists with the support of the GROW campaign in West Africa. Artists : 2Face Idibia, Lami Phillips, Sound Sultan (Nigeria), Baaba Maal , Daara J Family , DK (Senegal), Ceepee (Mauritania), Danny Lee (Niger) et Smarty (Burkina Faso) have come together to ask African Heads of States to keep their promises. A petition to ask the Heads of African State to translate their commitments into concrete actions was launched in partnership with the NGO ONE and farmers organizations across Africa to support the campaign ” Where is my 10%”. Join the campaign and sign the petition  Watch the video clip  Download the song Download the video clip EN Read the blog “From promises to action”  In Solidarity, GROW Members !   Lyrics to the Song “Where is our 10%” CEEPEE (Mauritania) We do not mourn We have our land and can live from that Our ancestors too used to live off the land Don’t wait, let’s get up and GROW Don’t beg for help, let’s get up and GROW We say no, we don’t want to get aid in bag We want to GROW our food and put it into our own bags TiTi LoKei (Nigeria Diaspora) Ki lo de now, what is this? Money dey but we cant feed the kids Why is this, oya tell me why is this? You made a promise now stick to it 10 percent of a billion ….. will feed a million If we invest in farming women Who GROW food for the children No one in this world should go hungry Why beg for help outside the country When we have the best resource in our land You heard us cry now the powers is in your hand So tell me what, what you gonna do about it? Stick to your promise its time for a change Oya join hands rejoice in the rain Our time is now, no more hunger pains! SMARTY (Burkina Faso) 14% national budget 70% international dependence Transcription Improve investments Reduce poverty It is the only way to go The rural sector provides 30% gross profit Burkinabe do you understand my struggle? Mr President, look at the finances This country rests on the shoulders of our farmers! BAABA MAAL (Senegal)- Refrain If I could get African leaders to listen to me, I would ask them where are the 10% promised to farmers? The rivers are full and the good people are simply asking to work and grow their own food DK (Senegal) I ‘be been gone for a minute but the real is back Been through it all to know the fact if you stay on your hustle you be where the cheddar at What drive me insane is to see a grown Pending in faith on another grown man Daddy told me you don’t work you don’t eat and the streets showed me you don’t grind you don’t shine So forget the government I will work I will grind FAADA FREEDY (Senegal) Don’t abandon the hoe and the rake If you hadn’t pushed farmers to abandon the mattock Even though the land has such potential and water is plentiful Nobody would suffer from hunger or thirst If the money you spend on buying your big 4×4 cars went to supporting farmers Agriculture would be productive And our cooking pots would be full Children would eat their fill And we would leave future generations a world where everyone has enough to eat BAABA MAAL (Senegal)- Refrain If I could get African leaders to listen to me, I would ask them where are the 10% promised to farmers? The rivers are full and the good people are simply asking to work and grow their own food DANNY LEE –NIGER How do you want my people to be sated? If agricultural policies are poorly devised And the major powers only think about exploiting everything Rather than dealing with the polluted air and water? Here, it is all about chasing their own interests Earning more, consuming more is their priority Leaving the poor in their increasing poverty Our farmers are breaking their backs to cultivate the land! LAMI PHILLIPS (Nigeria) We gotta to do something now Everybody is asking how Ouuh my Brother and sister, Talk to the man in charge and say There is so much confusion We got find a solution People are starving as we speak They‘ve got practice what they preach Africa is you and me X4 BAABA MAAL (Senegal)- Refrain If I could get African leaders to listen to me, I would ask them where are the 10% promised to farmers? The rivers are full and the good people are simply asking to work and grow their own food DK (Senegal) I am giving you your survival kit Do it on your own keep all the profit I hear you say you about your pocket Why buy it if grows bro stop it X2 SOUND SULTAN (Nigeria) In Africa, where I am from We‘ve got many people dying No solution problem plenty oh Many many people starving Looking on the government to take all the pain away Never let their promises gray, after all the rain I cry, oh why Do everybody fold their hands and watch their brother died We’ll GROW ,if you show The will to make a change right before their eyes NDONGO D (Senegal) Let’s all GROW Millet, peanuts and rice to ensure food security GROW to stop poverty GROW to crush hunger GROW to fill our plates A promise is a debt, where are our 10%? How many governments will respect their promises? Give the farmers infrastructure and funding Never forget that we reap what we sow BAABA MAAL (Senegal)- Refrain If I could get African leaders to listen to me, I would ask them where are the 10% promised to farmers? The rivers are full and the good people are simply asking to work and grow their own food 2FACE IDIBIA (Nigeria) A hungry man is an angry man This is what we must understand Investing in farming and support them Hunger it is not your destiny, it not our destiny Sew a seed of change today, for a world where good food dey everywhere Ohhh Let’s break the cycle of hunger X4 BAABA MAAL (Senegal)- Refrain If I could get African leaders to listen to me, I would ask them where are the 10% promised to farmers? The rivers are full and the good people are simply asking to work and grow their own food.

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