Empowering Agriculture: The 2024 Global Farmers' Forum in Rome

The Eight Global Meeting of the Farmers’ Forum (FAFO2024) will take place on 12-13 February 2024, in Rome, Italy.

The forum is a bottom-up dialogue on rural development and poverty reduction between farmers’ organisations, IFAD and governments. It also guides IFAD operations and identifies opportunities for partnerships. 

This year's global meeting will bring together over 80 farmers' leaders from around the world, representing millions of smallholders and rural producers who work with IFAD and partner institutions. The meeting will take stock of progress, strengths and areas to improve, as well as how to strengthen co-ownership and participation.

Established in 2005, the global meetings are held every four years, with regional meetings organised in between which inform the global meeting. The first cycle of regional meetings took place between 2017 and 2019 in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America, while the second cycle took place between September 2022 and February 2023 and included the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia region.

Our Presence at the Forum

The Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers Organisations (INOFO), IFOAM Farmers' Constituency, will be present at the FAFO 2024 with a broad delegation consisting of:

  • Shamika Mone - INOFO President and OFAI, India),
  • Thales Mendonça - Rede Ecovida, Brazil),
  • Charles K Mubanga - Mpongwe Bulima Co-op, Zambia),
  • Nana Adams - ABOFAP, Ghana)
  • Julitza Nieves - Alliance for Agriculture, Puerto Rico)
  • Stephen Hazelman - INOFO Secretary and PoetCom, Fiji)
  • Cristina Grandi - IFOAM - Organics International Chief Food Security Campaigner).

INOFO also organised the side event "Enabling Youth to Sustainably Produce the Food of Tomorrow that will take place 14:30 on 13 February.

Download information on the side event here!