ROPPA is an initiative specific to farmers’ organizations and agricultural producers in West Africa. It brings together 13 member national farmer organizations (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo) and associated member farmer organizations (Cap- Green, Nigeria).
Since its creation in June 2000, in Cotonou, ROPPA has positioned itself as a tool for the defense and promotion of family farms which constitute the main production system in West Africa.
Its operation is based on three main principles:
- Peasant solidarity which gives a place to everyone by associating all categories of Peasant Organizations and Agricultural Producers in each country and which supports peasant organizations and agricultural producers and their members in the recognition of their identity, their rights and their roles;
- Consensus which is the preferred approach for deciding and acting together and;
- Transparency by reporting and regularly ensuring the renewal of mandates.