Beyond the support actions with each partner FO, a transversal dimension has been included with 5 thematic workshops; agricultural advisory services, information systems within the FOs, the viability of the FOs, training of farmer leaders and the professional integration of young people. In this framework, the local teams of Fert, the elected representatives and the teams of the partner FOs can exchange on common issues.
In order to create this exchange dynamic, several meetings have been organized. The first was in Madagascar in 2015.It allowed all the partners of the programme, the local teams of Fert and the leaders of the partner FOs of the different countries to get to know each other. It was followed by three other multi-country meetings in Burkina Faso (2016), France (2017) and Kenya (2019) in order to carry out field visits, to exchange on specific themes at each meeting and to strengthen internal cohesion. In addition to these regional meetings, exchanges within the thematic groups are carried out at a distance.