Asian women in agriculture to reap grants from int’l bank

Asian women from rural communities in India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines will enjoy access to more funding, agricultural trainings, and technology as multinational investment and financial services company Deutsche Bank (DB) devotes its corporate social responsibility efforts to their agriculture sector through partnerships with various non-government organizations. Biodigesters in India DB is offering financial… Read More

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Rural communication services for family farming in Asia and the Pacific: Regional consultation and forum

This report summarizes the results and takeaways of online consultations and a virtual Regional Forum on RCS for Family Farming in Asia and the Pacific, organized by ComDev Asia (CDA), a regional communication initiative, in collaboration with FAO, farmers’ organizations, rural institutions and communication networks. Download the full publication here.

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Rural communication services: Trends and experiences in Asia and the Pacific

This study examines RCS trends in family farming and rural transformation in Asia and the Pacific through case studies emphasizing the need for participatory, farmer-centered communication. The study concludes with recommendations for embedding RCS into family farming policies and programmes, fostering development opportunities for family farmers and rural communities in the region. Download the full… Read More

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Production of nutritious food emphasized in CGIAR Executive Managing Director's meet with PH president

The production of nutritious rice and vegetable varieties and livestock was given emphasis in the courtesy call to the Philippine presidential palace of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Executive Managing Director Dr. Ismahane Elouafi. Dr. Elouafi met with Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. last 23 February 2024. She was accompanied by officials… Read More

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8th global conference on Family Farming to focus on planet sustainability and reducing inequalities

Key family farming leaders all over the world are expected to participate in the much anticipated 8th Global Conference on Family Farming  to be held 19-21 March 2024 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain.  With this year focusing on sustainability of our plante, the conference aims to validate and strengthen the role of  family farming plays… Read More

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AFA participates in the 8th Global Meeting of the Farmers’ Forum

Nine representatives from AFA members and AFA Secretariat participate in the Eight Global Meeting of the Farmers’ Forum (FAFO) which took place at the International Fund for Agricultural Development  (IFAD )Headquarters in Rome, Italy on 12-13 February 2024. This year’s meeting convened over 80 farmers’ leaders collectively representing millions of small-scale farmers and rural producers… Read More

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Impact of digital agri project in Liliw, Philippines assessed

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has recently conducted an assessment on the impact of one of its digital agriculture projects in Liliw, Laguna, Philippines. The project was conducted together with AppGeese, Inc. Liliw Upland Farmers Marketing Cooperative (LUFAMCO) was part of the piloting of the AgriEx app.… Read More

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Food insecurity in Central Asia decreasing - FAO report

Food insecurity in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan) is now declining, according to a report recently released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Europe and Central Asia – Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2023 report says that the prevalence of undernutrition (PoU) in Central Asia has decreased from 3.2 percent… Read More

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