10 February 2020, Rome, Italy – Tomorrow morning, in the framework of the 7th Global Meeting of the Farmers’ Forum (FAFO 2020), as a gathering of Farmers, the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) will bring together farmers representatives of the Climakers’ Alliance carrying their own experience in the initiative and in the fight against climate change.

The side event will focus on objectives, expected outcomes and achieved results of the first year of activities of the Alliance.  The first two Regional workshops held in the Caribbean and Europe in 2019 will be presented by the Regional Members of the Alliance giving voice to the needs and solutions of their farmers.


9.00 – 9.10The rationale behind the Farmers’ Driven Climate Change Agenda, The Climaker – Theo De Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO

9.10 – 9.20PAFO joining the AllianceElizabeth Nsimadala, President, Pan African Farmers Organisation, PAFO

9.20 – 9.30Reflections on Climate Change impact in Southern Africa and the role of Farmers as solution providers to itIshmael Sunga, Executive Director, SACAU

9.30 – 9.40Reflections on Climate Change impact in Eastern Africa and the role of Farmers as solution providers to it Stephen Muchiri, CEO, Eastern African Farmers Federation, EAFF

9.40 – 9.50Reflections on Climate Change impact in Northern Africa and the role of Farmers as solution providers to itAbdelmajid Ezzar, President, Union Maghrebine et Nord Africaine des Agriculteurs, UMNAGRI

9.50 – 10.15The regional workshops:

  • The Caribbean regionErrington Thompson, President, Agriculture Alliance of the Caribbean, AACARI
  • The European regionJannes Maes, President, European Council of Young Farmers, CEJA

10.15 – 10.30Q&A: Debate with the audience

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