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1st UNDFF Global Forum to highlight Outcomes, Experiences, and Challenges in Family Farming

After three years of implementation, the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) 2019-2028 will hold its first virtual global forum on Sept.19-22. Co-organized by FAO and IFAD, the UNDFF Global Forum aims to provide a general overview of policy trends and the relevance of family farming vis-à-vis the Sustainable Development Goals and the present global development agenda. The forum will also serve as a platform for sharing of lessons, experiences,  challenges, and

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1st UNDFF Global Forum, to be held on September 2022

After three years of implementation, the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF) will host its first Global Forum on 19-22 September 2022. Since its launch in 2019, the Decade has been promoting integrated actions supported by cross-sectoral policies that address the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. This approach resulted in the approval of 3 Regional and 10 National Action Plans for family farming, while 186 relevant policies, laws and regulations were developed and endorsed around the world for the support of family farming.

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Innovative Contract Farming Arrangements in Asia and the Pacific

Digitalization, gender-sensitive regulations and risk insurance are changing contract farming. Contract farming is a forward agreement between farmers and agribusinesses for the production and supply of agricultural commodities. In Asia and the Pacific, informal transactions are still the norm. However, contractual agreements are on the rise, especially for high value agricultural commodities. As contract farming arrangements grow in number and become more sophisticated, a series of innovations are emerging to enhance their

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Blue Transformation Towards Better Production in Asia-Pacific

In the Asia-Pacific region, FAO is working with its Member Nations to help them advance to the 2030 Agenda by achieving Four Betters: better production, better nutrition, better environment and a better life – leaving no one behind. This short video looks at an example of achieving better production in Thailand through implementation of Blue Transformation.

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Global Forum on Inclusive RCS for Family Farming set on July 11

Com Dev Asia is inviting everyone to attend the UNDFF Global Forum on Inclusive Rural Communication Services for Family Farming  on 11 July 2022, 12:00-3:00PM CET. The discussion aims to showcase current trends, approaches, experiences and lessons learned related to RCS for Family Farming, and to define criteria, opportunities and priorities for mainstreaming RCS in family farming National Action Plans, policies, and programs and agree on mechanisms to foster collaboration

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UNDFF Regional Awareness Radio Campaign: Community radios highlight the significance of family farming

Twenty-six community radios and three national broadcasting federations, covering five national languages across five countries of South and South East Asia have worked in a synchrony to run a radio campaign to sensitize and inform listeners about the role of family farmers in feeding the world. With radio programs in Bengali, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, Nepali and the Filipino, the community radio campaign has successfully reached more than one million listeners

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Regional Forum on RCS in AP Region to be held 28 June

The Regional Forum on Advancing Rural Communication Services (RCS) for Family Farming in Asia and the Pacific  will be held on 28 June 2022, 5:30 pm, via Zoom. The Regional Forum aims at engaging key stakeholders in the discussion on trends, experiences and appropriation of RCS  for family farming and how to promote RCS in the region as part of the UNDFF process.  The Regional Forum is a part of

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ComDev Asia to be featured in APRC36 Side Event on March 9

ComDev Asia, a regional initiative that promotes Communication for Development in Asia-Pacific, will be featured in a side event of 36th Session of the FAO Regional Conference in the region (APRC 36), 9 March 2022 (1:00PM Dhaka Time). This hybrid event aims to share the progress and achievements of the UN Decade of Family Farming in the Asia-Pacific Region. ComDev Asia spearheaded regional awareness campaign in the last 2 years, highlighting

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UNDFF, ComDev Asia launch awareness campaign on Family Farming

ComDevAsia has successfully launched the second phase of its awareness campaign for family farming via web conference, Dec.7. With the theme “Family Farming at the Heart of Sustainable Food Systems”, the campaign seeks to inform family farmers and the general public about the contribution of family farming to sustainable food systems and the progress of the UN Decade of Family Farming, giving voice to farmers and their organizations.  The virtual

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ComDev Asia to Launch Family Farming Awareness Campaign Phase 2

ComDev Asia (CDA) invites everyone to join the launch of the 2nd phase of its awareness campaign for family farmers on 7 December 2021, 3:00PM (Manila Time) via Zoom. With the theme “Family Farming at the Heart of Sustainable Food Systems”, the campaign seeks to inform family farmers and the general public about the contribution of family farming to sustainable food systems and the progress of the UN Decade of

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