The side event will lead to the following objectives: 

  • Strengthened awareness and role of farmer organisations in RAS, particularly of smallholder family farmers and their organisations, at all levels; 
  • Increased participation, voice, and recognition of farmer organisations in activities of the International Year of Family Farming and other fora; 
  • Discussion of the position paper “Demanding and Supplying Effective Rural Advisory Services: Farmer Organisations’ Role”. 

These results will contribute - through an increased articulation and consideration of farmers’ demands and needs - to more effective RAS and thus improved livelihoods of family farmers.

icon pdf Invitation for the side event (pdf 221KB) (FaFo-Participants and observers only)

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