Call for projects Promotion of family farming in West Africa (Pafao) 2023

The Call for Projects Promotion of Family Farming in West Africa (Pafao) 2023 is now open for proposal submission, Don’t miss out!

Deadline: April 25, 2023.

The Fondation de France and the French Council for International Solidarity have jointly managed the Promotion of Family Farming in West Africa (Pafao) program since 2009. (CFSI). It receives support from the French Development Agency and the J.M. Bruneau Foundation, based at the Fondation de France (AFD). The program’s capitalization component is a part of the Joint Action for West-Africa (Jafowa) initiative.

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The Pafao program’s overarching goal is to:

  • encourage regional efforts to increase access to nutritious food produced by thriving, sustainable family farms in West Africa and processed there or in the surrounding area, while guaranteeing a fair distribution of value added to value chains (this is the current request for projects);
  • For organizations and advocates, capitalize (create knowledge) to take important lessons from projects that go beyond them. Contributing to the documenting of this agricultural and food model’s sustainability will be difficult since it will be difficult for policymakers to include these challenges in public policies;
  • promote the development of scaling up plans so that successful initiatives don’t just fill a void in the economy but take up more real estate.


The call is open to:

  • non-profit legal persons registered for more than one year;
  • farmers’ organizations (FOs) in West Africa;
  • supporting NGOs active in a country in West Africa or the European Union;
  • to research and/or training organisations.

The 2023 call is only for projects that address one (or more) of the following 3 questions:

  • How can the marketing of local products be profitable for farmers and other actors in the sectors, beyond niche markets, and vector of quality food produced and processed in the country or the region? sub-region?
  • How can local products from peasant family farming gain sustainable access to institutional markets?
  • How to make West African consumers and the organizations that represent them central players in the massive consumption of local products?

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