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FFF Liberia Planned Outcomes and First activities in Liberia Implementing the FFF - Experiences from pilot countries India Room, Thursday, 16 May.

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1 FFF Liberia Planned Outcomes and First activities in Liberia Implementing the FFF - Experiences from pilot countries India Room, Thursday, 16 May

2 Situation Population 3 million Natural resources One of the world’s poorest nation

3 Situation - Challenging path Most of the youths are not interested in learning agriculture and forestry activities They are now chasing so called ‘’quick money making activities”

4 Forest producers and farmers are not fully organized They lack strength Not fully integrated Lack technical and production skills Lack basic entrepreneurial and marketing skills No value chain for them Not linked to the market Lack access to funding Situation – Forest & Farmers

5 FFF was launched in Liberia on 7 March 2013 FFF Liberia Purpose To enhance the organization and capacity of local people so they can engage in local, regional and national level policy dialogues and decision-making processes, which influence the future of forests and farms

6 Pillars - FFF Liberia I. Organizing producer groups a) For policy dialogue (FAFUN at district, county and national level) b) For business development (through FAFUN support to organization of farmers for business) II. Government cross-sector coordination (NFLF)

7 FUN Farmers Org. Structure Bomi CFF, including CFDC FUN Farmers Org. Structure National Level FUN Rep.. National Level CFF, including CFDC National Forest Landscape Forum (NFLF) Vision FUN&FFF - Liberia Situation before FFF Situation after FFF CFDC CFF County Forest Forum (CFF) Bomi National Forest Forum (NFF ) Bomi County National Level (FAFUN) Forest & Farmers Union Structure at national Level Integrated structure NFLF Rep Definition of Farmer/Forest and Farm Producer for the purpose of FFF Farmer/Forest and Farm Producer is a person, family or community using the land for their livelihood, including production for subsistence and/or market of anyone or a mixture of grain, vegetables, fruits, other cash crops, fuel wood, timber, non-timber forest products, livestock, fish, and tourism products Integrated structure (FAFUN) at County Level

8 Definition Farmer/Forest and Farm Producer for the FFF purpose Is a person, family or community using the land for their livelihood, including production for subsistence and/or market of anyone or a mixture of grain, vegetables, fruits, other cash crops, fuel wood, timber, non-timber forest products, livestock and fish products

9 Pillar I - Organizing producers groups FFF and Farmer Union Network (FUN) agreed in working together to establish (Forest and Farmers Union Network (FAFUN) in Liberia at district, county and national level FARMERS UNION NETWOK OF LIBERIA + FAFUN =

10 Pillar I - Currently we are undertaken Mapping/identification of farmers and producers 2. Identification of leaders 3. Grouping/gather farmers and producers

11 Output of the integrated FAFUN consultation in the 4 districts of Grand Cape Mount County. 160 producers /farmers/organizations attended Concept of FAFUN explained and endorsed Leadership established in each of the 4 districts Documentation done for all of the 160 producers/farmers/organizations

12 Thank you!


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