In my organization, I am mainly in charge of the activities of advocacy. I am responsible for the support and follow-up of projects in the region of the African Great Lakes (Rwanda, Burundi, DRC), in Senegal and in South-East Asia (The Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia). Each of these projects involves one or two missions to the field per year.
Based on experiences in the field of the PO, desk studies and exchanges between farmers, we organise and conduct various advocacy campaigns to increase and improve the involvement of PO in the development and implementation of public agricultural programs. This advocacy work is conducted by the PO partners and the CSA.
I also participate in networks of Belgian and European NGO’s which are active on themes of agriculture and food security. In these instances, we bring the dimension of local governance and the work with organisations and existing structures for agricultural producers.
In addition to this main work, I work on tools and strategies to enhance the market position of the producers such as cooperative organisation, collective market sales, strengthening of the PO within the value chain, the easier access to public markets... On these topics, I organize exchanges between producers, seminars, interventions, documents of capitalization...