Inades-Formation initiates a pan-African program to promote the provision of sovereignty for a sufficient, healthy and sustainable food supply for the populations of African countries south of the Sahara. To launch the program, which will take place over three years starting in 2017, in 8 countries of the network, a launch workshop was organized from 23 to 27 January 2017 in Abidjan.

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Define the strategies and the bases of the piloting for a success of the program

From 23 to 27 January 2017, Inades-Formation organized the workshop in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to launch its program to promote food for sovereignty for a sufficient, healthy and sustainable food supply for the populations of African countries south of the Ivory Coast. Sahara says program of valorization of living sovereignty.

This workshop brought together the secretariat general, the various directors and project managers of the eight national offices concerned by the program, namely Inades-Formation Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Rwanda, Togo and Chad Of Inades-Formation Kenya and Inades-Formation Tanzania.

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The objective of the workshop was to contribute to collective ownership and implementation of guidelines and strategies for achieving program objectives and results.

Thus, in order to be impregnated, the participants revisited the various objectives, expected results, indicators and activities of the program. Each of the eight national offices involved in the program then presented the program in its country through country indicators and activities. It was an opportunity to review the reasons for the choice of each sovereignty by the national offices. Inadequate and Inadequate Training Managers in Kenya and Inades-Training Tanzania, who are already developing projects on sovereignty, have shared their experiences and strategies. Participants then discussed how best to make this program a success. The exchanges particularly focused on the steering committee, communication, monitoring and evaluation of the program.

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Kenya Experience Sharing
The objective of the sovereignty

The sovereignty valorization program is a program that concretizes the commitment of Inades-Formation for food sovereignty and food systems based on family farming. Its general objective is to contribute to the promotion of food systems based on family farming in African countries south of the Sahara for a life worthy of all. In concrete terms, the program will promote the production, processing and consumption of 4 foods of sovereignty and local chicken.

The program also aims to promote agro-ecological transition, peasant seed entrepreneurship and financial solidarity in the service of agricultural entrepreneurship.

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 The General Secretary Speech

What is called food of sovereignty?

Agricultural and livestock products historically predominant in the dietary habits of the populations of a given region, in trade, in cultural and agro-pastoral practices are classified as food of sovereignty. They are known for their resistance to climate change, their nutritional quality and their roots in socio-economic relations within communities. Unfortunately, they are threatened with disappearance for various reasons, the main one being the lack of political interest in them.

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A participant Intervention (From Tchad, The MD)


The sovereignty foods retained by the program

The sovereignty foods selected by the program are beans / cowpeas, sorghum, fonio, millet and local chicken.

The sovereignty valorization program is supported by the partner Misereor and will take place over a period of 3 years.

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Distribution of food by country

Inades-Formation Burkina organized on October 28th, 2016 a workshop of consultation of the actors of the sesame sector. Objective: “To lay the foundations for an improved production and marketing of sesame through the promotion of a partnership between the different actors”. This meeting which took place in the conference room of the pensioners’ house Antoine Nanga brought together some thirty participants.

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A view of the workshop participants

Speaking at the end of the workshop, Mrs Pascaline Tamboura / Kiémdé, in charge of the Support to Agricultural Chains Program at Inades-Formation Burkina, said “The exchanges during the workshop were fruitful. This gave participants an opportunity to be better informed about the functioning of the sesame sector and to make proposals for a better marketing of this agricultural product. Overall, we can say that we are satisfied with the results of this workshop “.

The participants in the consultation workshop of the actors in the sesame sector were composed of actors in the production, marketing, export, processing of sesame, as well as representatives of support structures such as JICA , The Reinforced Integrated Framework (CIR) of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Handicrafts. The General Directorate for the Promotion of the Rural Economy (DGPER) was also part of the party.
Mr. Francis Naré, President of the Central Eastern Sesame Farmers’ Union, one of the workshop participants said: “I congratulate Inades-Formation Burkina for having the initiative to organize this workshop, the results of which Should contribute to the development of the sesame sector “.
The Secretary General of the Regional Union of Sesame Producers of the Boucle du Mouhoun, Mr. Justin Dakuo added: “The sharing of experiences during this workshop will help to improve the way of doing things in certain unions”.

The workshop was held within the framework of the implementation by Inades-Formation Burkina of the project called “Strengthening the Information and Support System (SIAM) on the sesame market in six regions of Burkina”. Funding for this project is provided by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF). Jules Guigemdé, the representative of the CIR at the workshop, said: “I welcome the initiative of this consultation which closes the process of setting up the information and support system in the sesame market. We hope that at the end of this workshop the actors at the level of each link of the sesame chain can concretize the partnership that they wish to establish with other actors of the field “.

The Boucle du Mouhoun, the Southwest, the Center West, the Center East, the North and the East, are the regions concerned by the project.

The workshop was mainly attended by a speech by Mr Samuel Somda, Acting Director of the Inades-Formation Burkina Faso National Office, a communication on the problem of the marketing of sesame in Burkina Faso, Group, followed by refunds.
For Samuel Somda, “in terms of the sector, as it is several links, it was important to ensure that the different categories of actors could meet to exchange”.