Tanzania forest producer declaration
The Africa 2 Forest producer organisation conference in Tanzania approved a declaration with acclamation. In the declaration the participants pointed at important issues, made commitments and called upon actions from governments and international partner organisation.
The conference unanimously approved the declaration
In the declaration the participants recognised the importance of forest and farm producer organisation and secure land tenure, freedom of association and legal recognition.
The participants underlined that climate change threatens lives and the importance of farm and forest mitigation and adaption functions.
The participants committed to expand membership, strengthen capacity and include women, youth and indigenous peoples.
They called upon governments to recognise the importance of financing, reduce legal barriers and strengthen land tenure legislation.
The called upon regional and global partner organisations to strengthen national, regional and global cooperation and to meet again in a similar Africa context in 2-3 years.
IFFA led the discussions of a final Declaration which was approved by acclamation (Photo: Anna Kakuli)