“We must cultivate our own garden” – Alliance for Agroecology in West Africa gathers in Dakar
The Alliance for Agroecology in West Africa (3AO) met for a strategic meeting in Dakar, Senegal, on 27-29 January 2020. Farmers and peasant organisations from across West Africa joined forces with international development agencies and research centres to give impetus to a growing agroecological movement. Now, 3AO has more than 60 member organisations from West African countries, many of which represent small-holders and rural farming communities. They met in Dakar to take stock of 3AO’s multiple initiatives in West Africa and finalise a comprehensive action plan that will see real progress for agroecology in the region.