SACAU hosted Mr Goran Forssén and Ms Jennipher Sakala from We Effect on 9th February for an annual review of progress made in 2016 in the implementation of its operational plan.
The meeting discussed the annual report which highlighted the main activities undertaken and associated results, lessons learnt and risks and their mitigation amongst others. We Effect expressed satisfaction with SACAU’s progress.
The organisations also updated each other on developments within their respective organisations. SACAU learnt of We Effect’s new global strategy for 2017 to 2021 which is said to have a strong focus on gender and the use of a rights-based approach. An external evaluation of We Effect’s Farmers’ Organisations Fighting Poverty and Injustice (FOFPI), in which SACAU will also take part, will be undertaken in the first quarter of this year.
Arrangements to host a consultation forum, which follows a land tenure study which was carried out late in 2016 were deliberated and will be shared with members and stakeholders soon. The study looked at the impact of land tenure systems on agricultural transformation in selected countries in the region.