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Agricultural Transformation starts in the backyard: The story of Nissa Wargadipuras from Indonesia

Watch and be inspired of the life story of Nissa Wargadipuras, a farmer from West Java Indonesia. Nissa established a farmer field school called At-Thariq (meaning “the way” in Arabic) to teach agroecology, food security,  and religion to young people. They also teached sustainable farming lessons.. She also co-founded “Pasundan Farmer Union” which is one of the most influential farmers’ organizations in West Java. With  only one hectare of land, Nissa

Directory of Farmers' Organizations in Asia-Pacific Region, released

The latest directory of Farmers’ Organizations (FOs) in Asia-Pacific region is now available for download! Produced by the Asia-Pacific Farmers’ Forum, the said document contains the profiles of farmers‘ organizations under the programs supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Union (EU). You can view or download the material at    

Engaging with ARIs to support Family Farmers and Food System Transformation during and post COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia

SEARCA, AFA, UNESCO, CIRAD, and GRET are organizing, with the technical assistance of the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, a virtual regional consultation bringing together representatives of universities, family farmer’s organizations, agricultural research institutions, government agencies, and development partners, to explore how Academia and Research Institutions (ARIs) in Asia can further contribute, in particular through Agroecology, to enhance the livelihoods of family farmers and developing their capacities

Global Conference on Family Farming at the Core of Sustainable Food Systems

An on-going online global event is staged to put family farming at the center of sustainable food systems. Organized by the World Rural Forum (WRF), the Global Conference: Family  Farming at the core of Sustainable Food Systems aims to scale up the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming towards a more sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and viable food systems, contributing directly to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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

Asian Family Farmers Declaration for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021

This article is originally published in the Asian Farmers’ Association website. In our world where the hungry and poor, and where those much affected by the vagaries of the climate,  and where the most neglected and left behind are amongst our constituencies, and where the most degraded lands are amongst where we live,  We are committed to contributing to healthy people and a healthy planet while bringing back the dignity for

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

UNDFF CDA to Launch Campaign Promoting the Role of Family Farmers to Sustainable Food Systems

ComDev Asia (CDA), a regional initiative that promotes Communication for Development (ComDev) in the Asia-Pacific, will launch its awareness campaign for family farmers on 13 July 2021, 5PM (Manila Time).  With the theme, Family Farming at the Heart of Sustainable Food Systems, this campaign initiative aims to inform both family farmers and the general public about the contribution of family farming to sustainable food systems and the progress of the

Launching of the UNDFF-Philippine Action Plan For Family Farming

The Philippines is set to  launch its national action plan for Family Farming on 21 July, Wednesday, from 8:30AM to 5:00PM (Manila Time). This virtual event is organized by the Agriculture and Rural Development Knowledge and Policy Platform (ARDKPP) as part of celebrating the decade for Filipino farmers.  Known as the Philippine Action Plan for Family Farming or PAP4FF, this local framework put family farming at the center of policies, programs, and