Farmer Organizations

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,

35th FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 35) goes ONLINE

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) holds the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 35) on 1-4 September 2020. APRC 35 will be a forum to discuss current country and regional priorities and pressing issues in the region such as the impact of COVID-19, the state of agriculture, natural resources management, food security and nutrition. It will also be an opportunity to highlight

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

farmers and forest producers

Mobilize investments and provide sufficient direct financing to forest and farm producer organizations (FFPOs), so they can keep family farming alive. This was the main recommendation by FFPOs who participated in an international web consultation on “Multi-dimensional Resilience : Smallholder Producers and Farmers Managing Risks,” held last June 9-11. Esther Penunia, Secretary General of Asian Farmers Association (AFA), member of the Steering Committee of ComDev Asia (CDA), presented the recommendations

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