Our advocacy work goes hand in hand with our technical activities in support of smallholder families and organizations in the South. Through our engagement in advocacy, we seek to gain recognition for the role that smallholder farmers and pastoralism play in the sustainable development of Southern countries. We strive to defend the rights of smallholder livestock producers and promote agricultural, environmental, and economic policies that are favorable to them.
Our members also put big efforts in raising awareness and informing people in Europe and Canada about problems, challenges, innovation and solutions in the countries where we work.
Some examples on our advocacy and awareness raising activities:
» Supporting sustainable pastoralism development
» European education and awareness raising projects on small-scale farming and climate change
» Panel session at ECHO: “Livestock-based Interventions to Build Resilience in Pastoral Areas”