August 2017

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Fiji hosts Farmers Forum

The Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON) in partnership with the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council hosted a two-day Farmers Forum and Farmer to Farmer Learning Exchange in Pacific Harbour, Fiji from 01 – 02 August, 2017.

The Forum brought about awareness on the importance of advocacy and policy engagement through the sharing of case studies and tools which were introduced to help farmer organisations be more effective in engaging with government.

The farmer to farmer exchange promoted the sharing of technologies and lessons learnt through direct engagement between farmers.

Approximately 50 participants attended the event comprising of:

  • Farmer organisation representatives across Fiji’s agricultural sector
  • Representatives from Fiji Ministry of Agriculture
  • Representatives from relevant NGOs and development partners
  • An immediate outcome of the Fiji Farmers Forum was a Farmer’s Communique that will be publicly distributed.

    The event was funded by the World Rural Forum (WRF) in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) funded Medium Term Cooperation Programme with Farmer Organizations (FOs) in Asia and the Pacific Phase II (MTCP II).

    Fiji’s first Farmers Forum

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