The WRF, together with six participating member organisations, will organise the first seminar of the series Rural Women and Cooperativism on 24 March. Three experiences of women's farming groups or cooperatives from Central Africa, South America and Asia will be presented.  

The Rural Women and Cooperativism virtual exchange cycle aims to promote the catalytic role of association and cooperativism in the economic empowerment and resilience building of rural women.

It is part of the project "Strengthening the capacities of farmers' organisations to promote policy and legal frameworks for rural women's economic empowerment and resilience through association and cooperativism, taking the opportunity of the implementation of the United Nations Decade for Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF)", funded by the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF).

This project is carried out by the World Rural Forum, in close collaboration with six regional farming organisations, members, representing different areas of Africa, Asia and the Americas: PROPAC, Central Africa (Plateforme Régionale des Organisations Paysannes d'Afrique Centrale); ESAFF, Eastern and Southern Africa (Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers' Forum (ESAFF) ; REFACOF, Central and East Africa (Réseau des Femmes Africaines pour la gestion Communautaire des Forêts); PDRR, Central America (Programa de Diálogo Regional Rural); COPROFAM, South America (Confederación de Organizaciones de Productores Familiares del MERCOSUR), AFA, Asia (Asian Farmers Association).

Date: 24 March

- Presentation of three experiences from South America (COPROFAM), Central Africa (PROPAC) and Asia (AFA). 

- Exchange around the success factors, challenges and actions needed to support the empowerment and resilience building of rural women through cooperativism.

Duration: 2 hours


- 8:00 AM GMT-4 Bolivia

- 1:00 PM GMT+1 Cameroon and Spain      

- 8:00 PM GMT+8 Philippines

To register: .

You will receive the Zoom link after your registration.


Thursday, 24 March, 2022