Adaptive strategies of smallholder farming households for agriculture commercialization and food and nutrition security in Myanmar
A 2017 study by Gabrielli, Herens, and Peters identified the emergent opportunities that link agricultural commercialization processes to food and nutrition security among smallholder farming households. This link places farmers at the center, particularly because they are both producers and consumers in the food systems. Focusing on the tales of smallholder farmers and on their agricultural life stories, the study contextualized their understanding of farm household’s sense-making processes in relation
Smallholder farmers are on the frontline in this ongoing battle against COVID-19. They are the ones keeping the food supply chain running despite the shutdowns and restrictions on movement brought about by the pandemic. In this video, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) presented ways on how countries can support our food heroes in the midst of the global health crisis.
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CDA, AFA and partners share recommendations to foster resilience of smallholder farmers and forest producers
Mobilize investments and provide sufficient direct financing to forest and farm producer organizations (FFPOs), so they can keep family farming alive. This was the main recommendation by FFPOs who participated in an international web consultation on “Multi-dimensional Resilience : Smallholder Producers and Farmers Managing Risks,” held last June 9-11. Esther Penunia, Secretary General of Asian Farmers Association (AFA), member of the Steering Committee of ComDev Asia (CDA), presented the recommendations
ComDevAsia in Action
ComDev Asia (CDA) will launch a communication campaign to advance resilient family farming in the Asia-Pacific Region around six interrelated themes as part of its participatory communication plan. These themes will serve as framework to the development of messages and topics for the campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the role of family farming, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and in building a sustainable and