On 16 April 2019, AMEA Global, presided by IFC and in collaboration with IDH, CNFA, Fairtrade Africa, Cargill, ACDI-VOCA, TechnoServe, iCRA, SCOPEinsight and Rainforest Alliance officially launched the AMEA Cote d’Ivoire Local Network in Abidjan.
A new phase for professional farmer organizations: IWA29:2019 is published!
April 01, 2019
AMEA is happy to announce that the 29th International Workshop Agreement (IWA29:2019) – Professional Farmer Organization – Guidelines – has been published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
AMEA is now a stronger active network ready to create greater sustainable impact and systems change supporting more professional farmer organizations. Over 40 highly committed and engaged practitioners met at the first ever AMEA Global Alliance Convening.
On 7 and 8 November, participants in the development of IWA 29 gathered in Delft, Netherlands, to review 300 comments to the draft global guidelines for professional farmer organizations, and reached consensus on the final version.
The deadline for registrations to participate in the creation of a global definition for professional farmer organizations is around the corner. With many representatives of different stakeholder already registered, we took the opportunity to talk to some of them about the reasons why they decided to join.
We spoke to Sabrina Amburgey, a member of AMEA's board and the Vice President for Strategic Growth and Partnerships at ACDI/VOCA. We discussed AMEA's beginnings and current projects, as well as goals for the future.
Embarked on its journey to facilitate the development of the global definition for professional farmer organizations, AMEA has organized a workshop on 20 March 2018 in Washington D.C. to actively engage stakeholders in the process.
AMEA has performed a case study to test the Agribusiness Leadership Program (ALP), a capacity building program developed by International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is tested as part of the AMEA Standardized Approach. Interested to see how the case study went?
We at AMEA sat down with our Board Chair, Alan Johnson who is also IFC’s Global Lead for Smallholder Supply Chains in Agribusiness Advisory Services. We asked about the reasons behind AMEA’s existence and its future goals.