Ryan Jay Galang

Role of Innovation and Technologies in Resilient Family Farming among ASEAN countries

FAO, Regional Institutions, and Family Farmer’s Organizations recognized the important role of leveraging innovation and adapting digital technologies to curb the negative effects brought by the pandemic among Family Farmers in the ASEAN region. In a webinar entitled, “ASEAN family farmers and COVID-19: Impacts, Innovations, Investments”, representatives of family farmers and development organizations discussed the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the agricultural sector, examine challenges to food systems, and identify

Campaign Launch of UNDFF/ComDev Asia's Resilient Family Farming: Ensuring Food for All in a Sustainable Planet

This article is originally published by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Asia-Pacific’s smallholder family farmers produce most of the world’s food, yet they are facing a disproportionate impact on their livelihoods and food security due to the present coronavirus pandemic, a collaboration of FAO and advocacy groups warned today. The COVID-19 impact on the region’s rural communities, and particularly those in developing countries, has resulted in economic

AFA presents Family Farmers' COVID-19 Response at 2020 HLPF Farmers’ Major Groups Meeting

This article is originally published by Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) “To build back better, we call on governments and development partners to recognize family farmers through their organizations and cooperatives as solution providers, as frontliners and as dynamic and active partners for the work to implement the UN Decade of family farming to accelerate the achievement of  SDG 1 and SDG2. We call for direct financing

Mobile phone application for pest identification in Northwest Cambodia

Cambodian farmers had experienced decrease in production yield due to crop infestation, worsened by improper pest management. In 2016, an image-rich mobile phone application was developed as an alternative method in extending pest management education among mungbean farmers and farmer communities. The Pest ID app provided its users a “photo dictionary” containing pest management information applicable to the local context. This app is offered in Khmer and English. A 2018

FOOD HERO Campaign successfully launched in Mongolia

The National Association of Mongolian Agricultural Cooperative (NAMAC) has successfully launched the FOOD HERO Campaign during an international training held in Dundgobi, Mongolia, June 29. NAMAC, a member of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), took the lead in this initiative that seek support from donors, private sector, and development agencies by purchasing face mask made by their members. Proceeds will be used to aid family farmers

International Web Consultation and Conference on FFPO Resilience

The Asian Farmers’ Association For Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) cordially invites forest and farm producer organizations (FFPO) to attend the international web consultation and conference on 9th of June 2020, 9:00–13:00 (UTC +02:00). With the theme, “Multidimensional Resilience Smallholder Producers and Farmers Managing Risks”, this web conference aims to gain a clearer understanding and awareness in FFPO resilience; to provide recommendations; to exchange best practices; and formulate common policies to

FO-MAPP: An Interactive Online Database in Mapping Farmers' Organizations

Community-based farmers’ organizations represent and reflect the status of the rural farming communities. They’ve become the face of the small-scale farmers. These organizations played a key role in advancing farmer’s rights by lobbying policies for rural and sustainable development. They are involved in  improving food security, reducing poverty, and lowering unemployment. However, the lack of or minimal visibility of these organizations limit their mobility and ability to forge sustainable partnerships.

Digital Green assures support to farmers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Digital Green assures farmers of their continuous support in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this global crisis, smallholding farming communities are struggling in terms of their health and agricultural productivity. This is while attending their vital role as front liners and key actors during and post COVID-19.  In their capabilities statement, Digital Green presented various approaches and undertakings to aid farmers to survive, thrive, and build resilience. Efforts

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