The Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) is a RFO whose membership is open to national farmers' unions/associations representing both small scale and large scale farmers voluntarily joining them in southern Africa. Currently SACAU has 16 members from 12 countries in the region.
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.