Projects 2014

 Project 1

Australia 
The development of a new Australian Family Farmer Organisation 
2014 Focus: Food Connect Farmer Network

Overview:
Reciprocity will to work with Food Connect Brisbane to continue the development of a new Australian family farmer/small-scale farmer ‘network’ based on farmer-to-farmer exchange and aligned to the principles and practices of the Food Connect Foundation and La Via Campesina.  

Assessed Outcome: 
To have a fully functioning network of 10-20 family farmers where members are undertaking increasing functioning responsibility.

Project 2

Venezuela 
The development of a deeper understanding of the 3 Reciprocity Partnership projects in the post Chavez era 
2014 Focus: Maintaining a regular two-way communication exchange

Overview: 
Reciprocity will work with the key contacts in Barinas, Prolesa and Las Tres R’s to better understand their needs as campesinos and their needs of Reciprocity following the death of President Chavez and the establishment of the new Nicolás Maduro Government. 

Assessed Outcome: 
A clear understanding of project needs, VFS Website up to date, regular two-way communication maintained, in-country-coordinator role established 


Project 3

Basque Country
Consolidate, build and integrate the Basque Ehne Bazkaia farmer network
2014 Focus: Relationship Development/Developing Shared Understanding

Overview:
Reciprocity, in co-operation with our In-Country Co-ordinator (ICC), will work with the 5 existing farmer contacts established in 2013 to further develop the network. As perspectives and needs are better understood, Reciprocity will seek to make connections between this
group and the Food Connect Farmer network.
Assessed Outcome:
PV ICC role working well; PV FS Website functional, utilized & up to date; regular communication maintained; PV farmer network expanded and relationship deepened, 3-5 functioning connections between PV and FCFN farmers.


Project 4

Spain / France
To investigate alternative agricultural models
2014 Focus: Relationship Development/Developing Shared Understanding 

Overview: 
Reciprocity will work with our existing contacts in Spain and France to explore and make connections with farmers, farmer organisations and aligned social movement that are developing, practicing and supporting alternative agricultural models.   

Assessed Outcome: 
To have an expanded and established Spanish and French network of campesinos and social movements



Project 5

Japan 
Consolidate Reciprocity’s relationship with farmer networks
2014 Focus: Relationship Development/Developing Shared Understanding

Overview:
Reciprocity will consolidate its relationship with Nouminren and investigate the Fukuoka farmer network.

Assessed Outcome:
To have more Nouminren farmer contacts; to have greater input and utility of our Japan FS Website in closer association with Nouminren, to have contacts within the Fukuoka farmer network



Project 6 

Korea
Consolidate Reciprocity’s relationship with farmer networks
2014 Focus: Relationship Development/Developing Shared Understanding

Overview:
Reciprocity will consolidate its relationship with Korean Peasant League and the Korean Women’s Peasant Association.

Assessed Outcome: 
To establish a Korean LVC/KWPA/KPL liaison and contact person, to have more KWPA/KPL farmer contacts; to have greater input and utility of our Korea FS Website in closer association with KWPA/KPL




Project 7

United Kingdom

Establish connections with La Via Campesina farmer networks
2014 Focus: Relationship Development/Developing Shared Understanding

Overview:
Reciprocity will work with the LVC’s Land Workers Alliance to make contacts and develop relationships with family farmers, and build and share a profile of this farmer network.

Assessed Outcome: 
To establish contacts and build relationships with LWA, to collect and share data on LWA farmers, set up UK FS Website



Project 8

Development of Reciprocal Inter-organizational Partnerships
http://viacampesina.org/en/

2014 Focus: Relationship Development/Developing Shared Understanding
http://www.mstbrazil.org/


Overview:
Reciprocity will explore opportunities to deepen our relationships with existing contacts and further expand our understandings of the LVC, Grain, NYFC, MST/Friends Of MST, African Pacific/Certlink 

Assessed Outcomes: To have regular two way communication with key contacts in these organisations; to develop better shared understanding of needs have undertaken actions to meet those needs
http://www.grain.org/


http://www.youngfarmers.org/





http://www.africanpacific.com/












For more information on any of these projects, please contact us ....  Dr Scott John  or  Dianne James