Main partners

Ifad, European Commission, Swiss Cooperation, AFD and Umnagri

Geographic location

Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia

In Morocco: union beekeeping cooperatives Taza, local cooperatives, regional branch of the Fimap (Moroccan interprofessional federation of beekeeping), regional branches of Rich and Imilchil of Anarbom (National Association of Mountain Growers).

In Algeria: beekeeping development association in Mitijda Blida, an Algerian Federation of Beekeepers, National Association of beekeeping, local associations (Sétif Province) linked to the cereals, Réquablé network, chambers of agriculture in Setif and Blida, national chamber of agriculture, AREA-ED.

In Tunisia: Agricultural Development group of sheep farmers from the north, and El SMSA Tahent Feleh, groups Krib and Toro, GDA Dhaher and Ben Guerdane Saharaouite Association camelids, Amel development SMSA Tataouine, Becosa.

In Egypt: various local cooperatives and village associations of the Fayoum region and Sohag, UPEHC (Union of Producers and Exporters of Horticultural Products) NSCE.


The Support to Farmer Organizations of Africa Project (Sfoap) aims to strengthen regional and national institutional capacities of farmers’ organizations (FOs) in Africa, as well as their role in the elaboration of the sectorial policies and in the implementation of the projects of agricultural development.

For North Africa, the main phase of 5 years (2013-2018) of the Sfoap abuts the actions implemented by the Maghreb Farmers Union (Umagri, founded in 1989 and reactivated in 2007) to accompany this organization in its process of restructuring and inclusion of FOs representing the voice of small farmers involved in the development of policies for family farming.

A section is also directly implemented in four countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt). Fert supports pilot projects for local development of collective economic activities. These projects are carried out directly on the initiative of informal core groups or FO grouping of small producers. They mobilize the skills of private economic actors and development actors through local, intermediate and major national OP retained. This is basically to improve production (quantity and quality) and marketing conditions of the products depending on the opportunities of local markets, regional, national and even export.

The SFOAP program has come to an end.

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