To meet this issue, which affects not only Africa but also other continents, the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) initiated the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF).
Covering the period of 2018-2023, FFF is a global mechanism that intends to support forest and agricultural producer organizations (smallholder farmers, rural women's groups, local communities, etc.) with a view to increasing their technical and commercial capacities.
The main objective of FFF is to help these vulnerable groups play a crucial role in the fight against climate change and improving food security.
Is also committed with governments to develop inter sectorial mechanisms of policy processes that take into account the contributions of rural policies. Togo is beneficiary of phase 2 of the FFF officialized this Friday in Lome.
The German International Cooperation Agency for Development (GIZ), Togolese Coordination of Farmers' Organizations and Agricultural Producers (CTOP) and FAO are all mobilized for the success of the objectives set for the project.
"This project will help us become aware of our actions that affect the climate and become agents of change," welcomes Salif Olou-Adara, General Secretary of CTOP.
For his part, Djiwa Oye-Tounde, FAO-Togo Program Officer, explained that "the FFF project aims to carry out concrete actions in peasant environments, at the level of peasant organizations."
"As agriculture and forestry are intimately linked, FAO wants to develop the approach that aims to reach these farmers' organizations to implement all the actions that help to adapt to climate change, to improve their means, their income while preserving the landscape," adds him.
For a year, FAO will work with a dozen farmers' organizations for the success of the project in Togo. A synergy of action is put in place to involve the first actors, rationalize the interventions and achieve the results set.