A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
'Farmers feed us... but who's feeding the farmers?' This is an outcry of GROW campaign members for a recognition of the role and the potential of family farms.
In West Africa, there is this long standing debate on the agricultural development model more precisely on the type of farming that needs to be promoted. Many governments remain convinced that traditional agriculture or family farming, cannot ensure the development of agriculture.
The defence of small scale farming is the cornerstone of GROW campaign members in West Africa both at national and regional level.
For them, agricultural policies must lay the foundation of modern farming techniques by ensuring access to adequate funding, agricultural fertilizers and a secured market for their products.
Therefore, they have produced a video in order to generate more investments in agriculture, to reach the objective of "zero hunger in West Africa".