The Farmers' Dialogue has grown out of the commitment of working farmers' in many countries on all continents who have found a new purpose through Initiatives of Change. In Africa, several countries including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, DRC Congo and South Sudan, have been actively involved in the programme.
They have been wrestling with the problems facing our planet. This is resulting in them being involved in many of the issues of their day, be it the European Union, developing the Dairy Industry in Asia, farming in Africa or developments in Eastern Europe.
Half the world sees farmers as a beleaguered minority, the other half as a huge majority struggling for a voice. Despite great differences of circumstance and climate, there is a common language between people who work the soil.
Since the early 90's we have seen the benefit of arranging what are known as Farmers' Dialogues'. These are aimed at creating a common purpose based on shared values for the soil, environment and family life.
- Where farmers renew their calling to feed the world.
- Where Science and Economics are geared to human need.
- To build farmer to farmer links across national boundaries and across set ways of thinking.
- To create fresh perspectives for our industry.
- To help farmers see themselves as an immediate road out of poverty for their community.
- To encourage the consumption of locally grown food.
- To strike a proper balance between farming and forestry in maintaining our soils.
Julius Khakula: Email
Jamil Ssebalu: Email
Didacienne Mukahabeshimana: Email
Joseph Badi: Email
Alphonse Bisusa: Email
James Tongo: Email
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