The vision of SACAU is to bring about a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable farming sector that ensures food security and contributes to economic growth in Southern Africa. Its mission is to promote and ensure strong and effective farmers' organisations in all countries in Southern Africa, and to be the main voice of farmers on regional, continental and global matters.
SACAU's Strategic Framework is based on three strategic pillars, namely:
(i) policy advocacy on regional, continental and global matters;
(ii) strengthening of the capacity of farmers' organizations
(iii) provision of agriculture-related information. Cross cutting issues such as gender, environment and HIV/AIDS are also considered as critical areas of focus in the strategy.
Despite its young age, ROPPA achieved two main results: 1) The establishment of an organisation representing Western African producers in 16 countries. Thanks to advocacy and lobbying activities implemented in favour of family farming, food sovereignty and solidary regional and international trade ROPPA, with the help of several partners, developed an offensive strategy allowing to positively influencing regional agricultural policies at all levels. 2) ROPPA's national members. Overall, in the twelve countries of the ECOWAS progress has been achieved over the past ten years in the involvement of FOs in both the preparation of national policies and in the implementation of agricultural programs.
PROPAC's intervention strategy is based on 4 pillars:
(i) support to FO's structuring and strategic planning;
(ii) institutional capacity building of FOs;
(iii) Promoting women's leadership and economic activities of FOs;
(iv) representation and defence of the interests of small producers.