Mar 4, 2008
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the huge success of previous years events, and in response to demand, this
is a unique opportunity to explore the full spectrum of African farming in the global market place
and the role of organisations such as Concern Universal in the fight against poverty.
The 2009 West Africa Farm Experience will link 3 issues together: these
will be simultaneously explored during the various visits, within the overall context of agriculture, horticulture
and the sustainable livelihoods of people living in rural areas in the Gambia; 1) Climate change, 2) Alternative renewable
energy (e.g. Bio-fuel) and the harnessing of carbon financing opportunities through effective collaboration between
business and development organisations 3) Disaster risk reduction.
This experience is aimed at anyone with an interest in the issues
surrounding global food production and the
challenges facing developing countries. The high level of support provided
by the organisers and good quality local accommodation and transport make this event ideal for those visiting
Africa for the first time. Never has there been a more appropriate time to take part in the debate surrounding free trade.
Danny Lawrence of BBC Radio says "This was the most enriching trip I have ever been on. If you're busy trying to see
the world, you won't get better guides than the
By negotiating with buyers in the tourist industry, the team from Concern
Universal have also created a market for the
produce and by collecting, grading and delivering it, can ensure producers
a fair and consistent price. By taking part in
workshops and discussions with buyers and chefs, this is your chance to
make a direct contribution to this pioneering
development project and help shape the future policy of a well-respected
For all enquires please contact
Catriona Lennox on 01432 355111
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