Ryan Jay Galang

South Asia FOs response to challenges brought by COVID-19 pandemic

Know more about the experiences and stories of family farmers in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are responding to the challenges brought by this crisis. The Asia-Pacific Farmer’s Program (APFP)  takes the lead in conducting virtual sharing sessions to get updates from Farmer Organizations  (FOs) in the region. APFP aims to contribute to an enabling environment for rural poverty reduction, through

CFAP Cambodia's Response to COVID-19

In this article from the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO), Mr. Sok Sotha, Managing Director of Cambodian Association of Agriculture Producers (CFAP), shared the significant impacts of COVID-19 pandemic among local farmers in their country. He also tackled the challenges they’re facing today and how they addressed these concerns. CFAP is now seeking assistance from their government and fellow farmers’ organizations to better assist their farmer members. For the full Q&A

AMARC AP released PSA guidelines for CR campaign against COVID-19

AMARC Asia Pacific launches the “Community Radio Campaign against COVID-19” to complement the initiatives of community radios across the region. As part of this campaign, AMARC-AP has released guidelines in writing Public Service Announcement (PSA) to promote awareness and disseminate credible information about COVID-19 to the public. The Campaign website has made available scripts of public service announcements (PSA) that can be translated and broadcast by local broadcasters. Two types

Family Farming orgs urged to voice out concerns amid COVID-19 crisis

The World Rural Forum (WRF) calls on family farming organizations, National Committees of Family Farming and other dialogue platforms to collect, share and give voice to the proposals and emergency measures to ensure that family farming continues to play the role guaranteeing the food safety during this time of crisis caused by COVID-19. WRF is a plural network that works in favor of Family Farming and sustainable rural development. Proposals

AFA calls on governments to support family farmers as Covid-19 Frontliners

The Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA) calls on governments and development partners to support family farmers as frontliners in the fight to eradicate COVID-19. “Our organizations and cooperatives can strengthen our/family farmers’ capacities to play our utmost role in providing food and nutrition security to our fellow citizens. However, we remain challenged to upscale our local efforts. Thus, we call on our governments and development partners to support our endeavors: (1) in

PH farmer groups recommends family farming to continue amidst COVID-19 crisis

Recognizing farmers and fisher folks as front liners in the battle against Covid-19 pandemic, farmer organizations in the Philippines initiated a campaign called “Bayanihan sa Agrikultura laban sa COVID-19” to shed light concerning on food security and to push recommendations in the midst of the prevailing Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the country. One of the key recommendations is to “allow small farming families to continue working in their farms

Mobile GAP Assessment System: New technology for family farms involved in QA schemes in Thailand

The Mobile GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) Assessment System is designed as a tool for farmers and Certification Body (CB) officers to list farm activities and newly adopted techniques which will later be assessed following the certification procedures. This works on both mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets with Android OS and also can work on notebooks and PCs. In 2013, a pilot project was launched in Samkha village in the northern region in Thailand that was successful.

e-Krishok: A 360-degree ICT- enabled solution to empower farmers in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Institute for ICT in Development (BIID) service basket, e-Krishok is the concept of integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a 360-degree solution in agriculture: from pre-production to post-production levels.  BIID’s e-Krishok provides a 360-degree solution in agriculture which includes extension to market linkage to information to online trading. BIID’s flagship initiative consisting of different service components such as the information repository (www.ekrishok.com) including fact sheets, short code 16250,