The Farmers’ Voices innovation was based in the Mopani district of Limpopo province and took place from May 2014 to March 2016. The innovation aimed to motivate the engagement of smallholder farmers to influence and advise on the development and implementation of the Supporting Smallholder Agriculture (SSA) projects and the policies and support models that directly affect them.
Over the course of the project, smallholder farmers within the Mopani Farmers Association (MFA) have risen as leaders to speak for themselves, trust in their own power, and engage with authorities on issues affecting their future as farmers and a developing rural community.
Some of the key events over the course of this innovation included:
For further information, please contact the project team lead and an MFA member, Norah Mlondobozi at firstname.lastname@example.org or the programme manager, Kenneth Carden at email@example.com.
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The Ford Foundation
The Art of Hosting training with the MFA
Programmes on local radio stations