Key Features of the Group include:
o A need for better networking and communication between farmers / growers/ farmer groups for;
§ Information exchange,
§ Problem solving
§ Introduction of New efficient methodologies,
§ Seed exchange;
§ Joint marketing effort,
§ Further discussion, etc.
o A link between organic consumers and farmers was felt necessary which will be mutually beneficial to both.
§ Consumers to better understand difficulties farmers are facing.
§ Farmers’ better understanding needs of consumers.
§ Consumers better understanding the larger impact of their demands.
§ Farmers better understanding how their products are affecting the health and well being of their consumers.
§ Joint marketing effort to make sure that supplies reach the consumers fresh, regularly. Making sure consumers get what they want when their want, and in turn the farmers have a regular steady market for their produce.
§ Jointly moving towards more sustainable agriculture, better health for the people and the planet.
§ The group is to exchange emails / sms regularly as well as meet on a regular basis to discuss pertinent issues
Individuals can join MOFCA through Googlegroups