This post was originally published at PAEPARD and has been republished with permission.
10 February 2016. CTA has recently co-published with ISF Cameroon a book aimed at supporting development of the farming family sector.
Professionalisation of family farming – Tools for technical and organisational capacity-building of farmers’ organisations in sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Jean Merlin Etobe
CTA 2015, 54 pages
The goal of this guide is to promote the professionalisation of farmers’ organisations through the implementation of technical and organisational capacity-building tools.
The top-down approaches giving donors, governments and their experts a monopoly on designing and decision-making are now called into question. They are now tentatively being replaced by bottom-up approaches, which allow the population to integrate their initiatives into the measures taken by the decision-makers.
This guide is mainly directed at the various stakeholders of rural development in sub-Saharan Africa. They are mainly:
- members of producer organisations, cooperatives, village associations, economic interest groups, common interest groups, etc.
- executives and development workers in rural development projects and programmes
- leaders of the farming world
- farm schools students and pupils;
- anyone who wants to create a farmers’ organisation within a rural community.