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Vol 55 No 23

Published 21st November 2014


Peasants against the pacts

West African small farmers' organisations oppose the European Union's Economic Partnership Agreement with the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas). The Ouagadougou-based Réseau des organisations paysannes et des producteurs agricoles de l'Afrique de l'ouest, also known as the Network of Farmers' and Agricultural Producers' Organisations of West Africa, works against the EPA. ROPPA's Executive Secretary, Kalilou Sylla, speaks for its leaders when he says, in an article published by the Netherlands-based European Centre for Development Policy Management, that the deal is 'detrimental to economic development and cooperation between Europe and Africa'.

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