Ryan Jay Galang

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

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

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

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.

ComDev Asia to launch RCS Initiative and CoP in Asia-Pacific Region

ComDev Asia will be launching a new Rural Communication Services (RCS) Initiative and Community of Practice in the Asia-Pacific region. This virtual event will happen via Zoom on the 18 November, 2021 at 6:00PM (Manila Time). The launch is in support of the implementation of a regional Participatory Communication Plan (PCP) within the framework of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF). This initiative aims to bring together farmer organizations, international

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

Farmers’ Perceptions Regarding the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern Pakistan

Farmers in the Khybe Pakthunkhwa (KPK) province in Pakistan considered the utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a useful source of agricultural information. In the study published by Aldosari et.al in 2017, farmer respondents agreed that information gathered through traditional media (radio and television) as well as the new media (mobile phone and internet) are sufficient for them. However, issues on access, availability and educational status affect the

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

UNDFF ComDev Asia Campaign Launch

ComDev Asia (CDA), a regional initiative that promotes Communication for Development (ComDev) in the Asia-Pacific, successfully launched its awareness campaign for family farming last 13 July 2021. This virtual event was attended by more communication officers, farmers’ organizations, community radio broadcasters, non-government workers, and the academe in the region. With the theme, Family Farming at the Heart of Sustainable Food Systems, this campaign initiative aims to inform both family farmers