February 15, 2016 - February 16, 2016

Sixth Global Meeting of the Farmers’ Forum

Rome, Italy

Farmers’ Forum celebrated its 10th anniversary

The Farmers’ Forum, established in 2005, is an on-going, bottom-up process of consultation and dialogue between smallholder farmers’ and rural producers’ organizations from all over the world, IFAD and IFAD’s Member States. The Forum is rooted in and aims to strengthen effective partnerships and collaborations between IFAD and Farmers’ Organizations (FOs) in country programmes and investment projects as well as building their capacity and engaging in policy dialogue initiatives.

The Forum meets every two years for global consultation, in conjunction with IFAD’s Governing Council.

The sixth global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum was held from 15 to 16 February 2016. The sixth global meeting provided an opportunity to assess the results of this unique dialogue and partnership. It also set the stage for revisiting the Forum’s purpose and modalities within the context of the evolving relationships between smallholder, family farmers and development actors and taking into account IFAD’s new Strategic Framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

On 18 February 2016, the Farmers’ Forum had an opportunity to share its messages with IFAD’s Governing Council.

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