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Wednesday, 12 June, 2013
Formation DEA Congo 1er juin 2013

Farmers’ Dialogue in Congo continues with its work! Alphonse Bisusa, president of FD - DR Congo was the main speaker at a Farmers’ training day in Bukavu, organized by the Kitumaini Association, attended by 40 people – mainly women – and run in the local language Mashi.

Monday, 03 June, 2013
Phil Jefferys at the Training of Trainers in Kenya November 2012

The Farmers’ Dialogue International Association has just elected its first President. Phil Jefferys, from Australia.

Monday, 08 April, 2013

Responding to a request from representatives of Farmers’ Dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a ‘training of trainers’ workshop took place 25–28 February at the Bwindi Institute, six kms north of Bukavu, South Kivu province. Farmer’s Dialogue is a programme of Initiatives of Change which supports farmers in their calling to feed the world and to build farmer to farmer links across the world.

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013
Volodia Krutko and Claude Bourdin with Ukrainian farmers and Mykhaylyna Skoryk, the organizer

The many contacts made over the years by the team of International Farmers’ Dialogue (FDI) with Ukrainian farmers led to a Farm Expo in Kiev, on 12 February 2013.

Monday, 14 January, 2013

In November a Training for Trainers session was held in Kenya, near the city of Nyahururu. The course dealt with questions linked with team-building, personal commitment, and reconciliation. The courses are intended to teach the delegates how to instruct trainees in the fundamentals of team-building and empowerment.

Thursday, 22 November, 2012
Hajji Ssebalu Jamil

This report of Farmers' Dialogue activities was presented by Hajji Ssebalu Jamil, Coordinator of the African Farmers’ Dialogue, during the AGM of the African Farmers' Dialogue held near Nyahururu in Kenya on 7 November 2012.

Friday, 09 November, 2012
FDI an historical step

On 7 November, in the presence of the local District Agricultural Officer (DAO), Mr Joseph K Mutuma and in front of an audience of 100 people, the 'Farmers’ Dialogue International' association was officially announced in Kenya.

Monday, 15 October, 2012
Training with Farmers' Dialogue facilitators in Rwanda

Farmers’ Dialogue is aiming at mobilising and helping farmers to fulfil their role in producing food, reducing poverty, protecting the environment and natural resources. Those responsible for the programme in Africa have expressed the need of a 'training of trainers', in order to learn about and how to use training and animation tools and be able to run training meetings in their local situation. This will make the programme more sustainable at the African level and give more opportunities to respond to requests coming from outside Farmers’ Dialogue. Training will take place 1-7 November in Nyahururu, Kenya.

Friday, 30 March, 2012
(left to right) Norbert SENDEGE - General Director for Agricultural Production - Ministry of Agriculture Rwanda, Jamil SSEBALU - President of the 'Farmers' Dialogue - Africa' Association - Uganda, Didacienne MUKAHABESHIMANA - President of IofC-Ubupfura - Rwanda, Jim WIGAN - Member of the international Farmers' Dialogue coo

Report of the Rwanda International Farmers' Dialogue which took place 19-21 November 2011 in the Musanze district in the North of Rwanda.

Wednesday, 04 January, 2012

Thanks to the international farmers’ meeting organised by the Rwandan Initiatives of Change team, in November 2011, I was able to make a third trip to Rwanda and meet with people who are warm-hearted, generous, hard-working and forward-thinking despite the ever-present traces of the past.