Fight against hunger with Kaa Konko kele

I Campaign Goal

The Kaa Konko Kélé initiated in 2006 by the NGO actionaid with its development partners campaign is based on the recognition of food as a fundamental right and as Duty of government to the people. The campaign aims to achieve two major objectives.

  • Ensure better access of women to land and productive resources Women perform 80% of agricultural labor, especially in food crops. They play an important role in the national economy by providing much of the food production, thus contributing to the achievement of food security. Only the lack of access to resources (land, equipment) affects their development as economic agents can take care of themselves.  
  • Get the government to protect farmers and fishermen against intermediaries for better access to markets Despite the major role of the fisheries and agriculture in our economy through their contribution to the improvement of food security, producers are not able to draw the necessary income to improve their living conditions and those of their families. Because the practices of unscrupulous middlemen who buy their products at low prices and then sell them on the market.

II Campaign approach

A campaign driven by grassroots communities Strengthening empowerment of rural populations is an essential step towards the eradication of hunger and poverty. This is a respectful approach to the will and ability that each of us has to take charge of their fate and try to improve. the fight against hunger starts at the local level and therefore we denounce with all our strength harmful practices perpetrated by individuals or groups who live on the backs of the poor and thereby perpetuate famine. These include moneylenders and middlemen who maintain populations in the spiral Poverty - Debt - Famine. A campaign based on Right Approach The argument of the campaign will be developed around the right approach. The approach based on the recognition of human rights involves 3 elements:

The first is that everyone of Rights,

The second is that these rights relate to duties, including governments and

The third is that these rights and duties are clearly defined in the International Convention on Human Rights.

It is essential that the legal framework through every human right a reality for every human being and in our case the right to food. The approach based on the recognition of the rights underlying five guiding principles are:

Application of international human rights legal framework

Strengthening the empowerment of people

Their participation in decision-making

Equality and prioritization of vulnerable groups

Need for governments accountable to the people The partners involved in the campaign

AGRECOL (Agriculture, Ecology)

APROVAG (Producers Association of the Gambia River Valley)

Aproval (Association of the promotion of local products)

KEOH (Kédougou Environment Orientation Male)

COPAGEN (Coalition for the Protection of African Genetic Heritage)

CONGAD CCAC (Cadre de Concertation Peanut Producers)

ASPSP (Senegalese Association of Seed Producers Farmers)

FSS (Forum Social Senegalese)

NCRC (National Council for Dialogue and Cooperation of Rural)

FONGS (Federation of NGOs in Senegal)

AYCAH (African Youth Coalition against Hunger / Africa Youth Coalition Against Hunger)

PEACE (Platform for African Students for Fair Trade)

UNOP (National Union of Fishing Operators)

Rural communities in different areas of intervention of ActionAid:

Diossong

Niodior

Foundiougne

Djilor

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