ComDev Asia presents Communication Campaign Packages for Resilient Family Farming in Asia Pacific

ComDev Asia (CDA) has successfully presented the communication and multimedia information packages for resilient family farming during a live webinar last Oct. 8. The webinar was attended by CDA steering committee members, FAO communication officers, farmers’ organizations, and community radio stations in the Asia Pacific region. The presentation of the communication packages is part of the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) campaign for Asia that highlights the role of

Sustaining Family Farming in Asia through Inclusive, Farmer-driven Approaches

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) invites everyone to join the webinar entitled, “Sustaining Family Farming in Asia through Inclusive, Farmer-driven Approaches” on October 6-7, 2020 via Zoom. AFA, together with the International Land Coalition (ILC), and the People’s Campaign for Agrarian Reform Network (AR Now!) are convening this regional event. This event is supported by SEI Asia’s Strategic Collaborative Fund, which aims to foster regional cooperation

Asia-Pacific countries pledged bold and innovative action for food security and livelihoods

This article is originally published by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Innovation, solidarity, coherence and strong partnership among and within countries of Asia and the Pacific are required for the region to rebound from the damage caused by COVID-19 and the ongoing effects of chronic undernourishment. That was a call made by more than 40 member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

AFA Participates at the FAO 35th Asia Pacific Regional Conference (APRC)

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) participates in the FAO 35th Asia Pacific Regional Conference (APRC) happening virtually on 1-4 September 2020. AFA, along with 26 other regional and national CSOs in the Asia-Pacific, represents the civil society organizations in this conference. On the first day of the event, AFA Secretary-General Esther Penunia delivered the CSO statement, highlighting CSOs key messages on food systems, water for agriculture,

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

PHOTO: Boeboe community members add markers for local and traditonal ecological knowledge to the relief model of their village. Photo from J. X. Leon et al.(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2015.1046808)

A 2015 case study by Leon, Hardcastle, James, Albert, Kreseka and Woodroffe reported on the use of participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) in Boeboe village, Solomon Islands. The study documented the incorporation of local and traditional knowledge with scientific data of coastal hazards to inform decision-making and management. BoeBoe village, like other coastal communities in the Coral Triangle, is threatened by climate change, particularly by sea-level rise which could affect livelihoods,

ComDev Asia Campaign on Resilient Family Farming identifies Six Themes

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

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

ComDev Asia partners validate Participatory Communication Plan in first steering committee meeting

ComDev Asia partners convened via skype on April 17 to organize the steering committee and validate the Participatory Communication Plan (PCP), which will guide all activities of the ComDev Asia Initiative. Members of the steering committee who attended the meeting include the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO), UPLB-College of Development Communication (UPLB-CDC), Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA), World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC), and Digital Green. In charge

Digital Green's COVID-19 Response

Farmers face growing threats to their health and agricultural productivity while taking care of themselves and feeding the world. This is why building social networks with farmers that enable them to share knowledge with one another. This helps them connect with markets in a digitally connected world that can continue to function in the current crisis. Read more on this story here