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Farming First Speaks to the BBC World Service’s Focus on Africa programme

bbc_focus-on-africa-logoAjay Vashee spoke to the BBC World Service’s ‘Focus on Africa’ programme to discuss how the Farming First plan can positively contribute to African development priorities.

Vashee, President of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) and a practicing farmer in Zambia, discusses Farming First’s six core principles and the recent work that the group had been doing to present their priorities to policymakers at the UN Commission for Sustainable Development policy session.

Listen to the the audio file of the Farming First interview here:


Or, go to another recent blog post with a video of Ajay Vashee discussing the Farming First plan at a press conference.

Farmers Speak out in Favour of Farming First

Ajay Vashee, the President of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers, describes the ‘Farming First’ framework at a press conference in New York on 24 February 2009.

He discusses the many challenges that the world’s farmers face in the 21st century and warns the policymakers of the world that new emphasis needs to be placed on how agriculture affects sustainable development: