The Agroecology Fund and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) hosted a learning exchange summit from May 10-13, 2016. Farmers and farmer advocates convened in Masaka, Uganda, with the collective vision to “amplify agroecology solutions.” Attendees documented the summit using the hashtag #AgroecologyVoices.
The Agroecology Fund is a multi-donor fund committed to supporting and encouraging the established practices of local farmers and their communities globally. It aims to sustain viable food systems, promote the economic well-being of small farmers and their communities, and address climate change.
CAGJ and AFSA have collaborated in the past, most recently at the Fall 2014 US-Africa Food Summit.
Farmer voices and photos of the summit can be found at https://storify.com/IDEX/taking-a-stand-for-small-farmers.