By Prossy Nandudu
The Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) has asked the Ministry of Water and Environment to support and accredit farmer leaders through agriculture-based cooperatives to be able to participate in forth Cop28 climate change deliberations, that will take place in Dubai this year, some time in December.
COP28 is the 28th session of the Conference of Parties. COP is held every year to discuss and find solutions for climate change.
By farmers attending the events before the actual event, they get to understand the processes that take place during preparations so that they can engage stakeholders like policy makers on issues of climate change with the right information.
The call was made by Elizabeth Nsimadala the president of the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation) EAFF during the 3rdh annual general meeting of the National Alliance of Agricultural Cooperatives (NAAC) in Uganda at Hotel Triangle on Friday.
“We want to work with the government because they have more slots so that more farmer leaders can participate in the forthcoming COOP28 in Dubai; so that farmers can understand some issues before so that you can effectively engage experts, institutional heads, government on how farmers can be assisted,” said Nsimadala.
Under the theme Fostering Collaborations for Cooperatives Post-Covid Recovery and Sustainable Resilience, NAAC hopes to foster partnerships to support members recover from effects of the pandemic, added Emmy Goefrey Sayekwo the board chairman of NAAC.