Resilient Family Farming

International Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is inviting the public and its stakeholders to join in the International Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming on Oct.18-20. This upcoming virtual event will focus on how the main features of GIAHS sites and the UN Decade of Family Farming action plan can jointly strengthen the multidimensionality of family farming. The outcomes of the symposium will include an improved understanding

Agriculture Resilient to Pandemic’s Impact: Transforming Food Systems to Reduce Loss and Waste

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) invites the public and interested parties to join in their online event titled, “Agriculture Resilient to Pandemic’s Impact: Transforming Food Systems to Reduce Loss and Waste” on 28 September, 16:00 GMT (Manila). The event is in conjunction with the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (#FLWDay). This virtual event aims to call out businesses, development agencies, institutions, and

Review and Finalization of the Regional Action Plan for Family Farming in South Asia

The SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) is inviting all its partners and networks to participate in  the Review and Finalization of the Regional Action Plan for Family Farming in South Asia. This virtual event will take place on 29 July 2021 3.30-18.00 UTC+7 (Bangkok time). The regional virtual event is a follow-up meeting that aims to launch officially the book which was produced out of the first consultation meeting and which compile

Independent Dialogue Series on Family Farming in AP Region commences

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers’ Organisations (INOFO), Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON), and World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) is inviting all interested parties to participate in a virtual event entitled, Farmers and Fishers Solutions: Independent Dialogue Series in Asia-Pacific Region, on 7-11 June, 2021.   This 5-day online event aims to inform and educate the participants about the issues and challenges

Young Farmers Open Letter Contest

The Asia-Pacific Farmers’ Program invites young farmers to send an open letter to policymakers in the agriculture sector in your country discussing the issues you are dealing with in agriculture and including your recommendations for possible solutions to these challenges. WHO CAN JOIN • Young farmers (15 to 35 years old) • Must be a member of any of the farmers’ groups within the AFOSP-APFP partners (as certified by NFO

Negative Impact of COVID-19 on Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Food Systems

(This article is originally published by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific) Global fisheries and aquaculture have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and could face further disruption in 2021 as lockdowns affect supply and demand across the sector, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report, The impact of COVID-19 on fisheries and aquaculture food systems, was featured during

FAO to hold UNDFF Event on Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is co-organizing an international event entitled, “Implementing the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) to face COVID-19 and achieve resilient and sustainable food systems” on February 10, 3:00 to 14:15 (CET). The event will recognize the UNDFF  as a framework for countries to develop public policies and investments to support family farming from a holistic perspective, thus contributing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Private Sector Partnership to Boost Inclusive and Sustainable Cocoa Production of Smallholder Farmers in Papua New Guinea

(This article is originally published by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific) As part of efforts to support smallholder farmers and create more inclusive agri-food value chains in Papua New Guinea, FAO implementing the  European Union co-funded STREIT programme, has engaged the local private sector, partnering with Paradise Foods Ltd., the country’s oldest national food manufacturing company. The Memorandum of Understanding agreement aims to promote more inclusive and

FAO Regional Food Safety Conference: Food safety in the era of COVID-19

The FAO Regional Food Safety Conference for Asia and the Pacific invites the public to join a series of webinars that will feature in-depth discussions on food control systems in the region and existing and emerging food safety issues.  With the theme, “Regulate. Delegate. Participate”, the conference aims to accelerate the promotion of food safety as a culture that benefits both businesses and consumers. To know more about the conference

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