Small-scale farmer unions make their mark

Smallholder farming’s contribution to agriculture has been recognised at the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU).

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Felix Jumbe, president of the smallholder farmers-based Farmers Union of Malawi, was elected as SACAU’s president, replacing Douglas Taylor-Freeme of the Commercial Farmers’ Union of Zimbabwe. “The election of a president from the smallholder based national farmers organisation is a historical development in SACAU’s efforts to strengthen interactions and sharing of capacities between smallholder farmers and large-scale farmers in the region,” said Ishmael Sunga, SACAU CEO.

Read the full story in the 22 June 2012 issue of FW.