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

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,

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

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

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