This Regional Action Plan aims at facilitating and accelerating the process of developing national action plans through inclusive multi-stakeholder processes, not only putting family farmers at the centre but recognizing them as critical partners. The consultation was attended by 75+ representatives from SAARC member states, farmers’ organizations and cooperatives. The event was very successful. Five SAARC countries as well as the director of Agriculture and Rural Development and SAARC Development
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The current global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted agricultural and food systems around the world. To mitigate the pandemic’s impacts across the food system, both global and country-specific interventions are necessary: measures meant to preserve the global food supply chains need to be complemented with context-specific solutions harnessing locally available resources and goods. A central element for mitigating and recover from the impact of the crisis is ensuring the resilience of family farmers and local food systems through adequate policies, programmes and investments.
The UNDFF Global Action Plan (GAP) provides a blueprint for promoting policy change and achieving the goals of the Decade of Family Farming and recognizes communication as a central element to engage family farmers and their organizations working in this field along three main priorities: a) promote inclusive rural communication services as part of family farming policies and programmes; b) strengthen producer organizations’ communication and ICT capacities; and c) give voice to family farmers. The UNDFF provides a suitable space to address the communication needs related to family farming and the COVID19, with a view to promote sustained action to increase the resilience of family farmers in the short as well as in the longer term.
As part of its contribution in the UN Decade of Family Farming initiatives, ComDev Asia (CDA) steers a common agenda in communication for rural development in the Asia-Pacific region. It facilitates an interactive web-based community of practice that promotes dialogue, strengthens collaboration, and advocates for communication policies and services in agriculture and rural development. As a response to this global pandemic, ComDev Asia conducts a regional strategic communication campaign addressed to family farmers and the general public as part of its regional Participatory Communication Plan (PCP) to enhance the resilience of family farmers through adequate information on measures and practices.
To know more about the campaign and access the campaign materials, read the UNDFF ComDevAsia Communication Campaign Package over HERE.
Download and watch the campaign videos including the promotional videos for the general public and the family farmers at the ComDev Asia Google Drive: www.tinyurl.com/comdevasia in the subfolder, UNDFF/COMDEVASIA CAMPAIGN.
Alternatively, you may use the links below:
Welcome to the Campaign Materials for the General Public page.
Campaign materials for the general public include social media cards, human interest stories, the campaign backgrounder and videos you might find useful.
HUMAN INTEREST STORIES
Watch the video on Family Farming in Indonesia.
SOCIAL MEDIA CARDS
Here are social media cards pertinent to the campaign. Each one talks about a different issue so make sure to check the messages before downloading them.
You can download all social media cards HERE.
For the editable files, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Radio magazines in English and Local Language are available to download.
SAARC Radio Magazine
Bangladesh, (Bangla Version) Radio Magazine
Bangladesh, (English Version) Radio Magazine
India, (Hindi Version) Radio Magazine
India, (English Version) Radio Magazine
Indonesia, (Bahasa Version) Radio Magazine
Indonesia, (English Version) Radio Magazine
Nepal, (Nepali Version) Radio Magazine
Nepal, (English Version) Radio Magazine
Philippines, (Filipino Version) Radio Magazine
Philippines, (English Version) Radio Magazine
UNDFF: progress made in the Asia & Pacific region
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