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Eastern Africa Farmers’ Federation (EAFF)

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Benjamin Kwasi Addom, PhD Programme Manager, MUIIS Agro Business Park 2 Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Mrs. Carol Kyazze Kakooza
Project Manager, MUIIS African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) Plot 22A Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 34624 Kampala, Uganda.

EAFF is a regional farmer organisation that represent approximately 20 million farmers in eastern and central Africa. The Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), formed in 2001, has its chapter registered in 10 member counties. EAFF’s establishment was championed by the nationals farmers organisations from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo to respond to the felt need to get organised at regional level. This came about as the Eastern Africa Community had been revived and the development of regional economic blocs.

EAFF is a non-political, non profit and a democratic organisation of all farmers of Eastern Africa. Its role is to voice legitimate concerns and interests of farmers of the region with aim of enhancing regional cohesiveness and social-economic status of the farmers.

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22 members: farmer federations, national co-operatives, national commodity associations
10 countries: EAC + Ethiopia + Eritrea + DRC + South Sudan + Djibouti

The mission of EAFF is to represent, lobby and advocate for Eastern Africa farmers interests and build their capacities.

EAFF is deeply involved in agriculture issues at the regional level and has signed MoUs with EAC, COMESA & IGAD and has been instrumental in the regional CAADP investment plans

EAFF has MoUs with regional private sector – East Africa Grain Council (EAGC) and the East Africa Business Council (EABC)

EAFF seats in the board of the regional  research institutions ASARECA, FARA and RUFORUM
In general, EAFF offers the following services to its members:

  • Provision of capacity to the member platforms through training, partnerships and linkages with other private sector entities (input and output markets)
  • Representation in the meetings or consultations at regional, continental and international levels on issues of interest to farmers of the region.
  • Lobby and advocate for farmers’ participation in policy formulation and participation in the implementation of rural development protocols whose aims are to eradicate poverty and ensure food security.
  • Agriculture commodity marketing within the region and internationally.
  • Participation in discussion on trade rules and regulations that might lead to agreements in agriculture trade.
  • Communication and information management and sharing for Knowledge generation and use good neighbourliness.

Contact

Farmers’ Conference Center
Dagoretti – Mutarakwa Road, Thogoto.
P.O Box 13747 – 00800 Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254-20-4451691
Email: info@eaffu.org
Web: www.eaffu.org

 

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This project is funded by The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and being implemented through the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility of the Netherlands Space Office (NSO).