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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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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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APRC37 to focus on learnings from the pandemic, environmental crises, and agrifood system transformation in Asia and the Pacific

Sri Lanka –  Government policymakers from across the Asia and Pacific gathered together for the opening of the 37th Ministerial Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC37) 19-22 February, 2024. This highly anticipated event aims to discuss and come up with tangible and feasible solutions to reform the agrifood systems and… 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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Technical Discussion on the Future of Family Farming

In the framework of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019 – 2028  (UNDFF), the Family Farming Engagement Team is pleased to invite you to join our series of discussions on “The Future of Family Farming”. The discussion about the future of family farming will bring together academics, policymakers and family farmers to reflect… Read More

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Community radios continue to ignite change in Asia-Pacific region

ComDev Asia (CDA) spotlights family farming’s impact, while AMARC Asia-Pacific empowers through community radios, amplifying voices for a sustainable future. ComDev Asia’s (CDAs) ongoing initiative aligns Family Farmer Organization (FFOs), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and communication networks to spotlight family farming’s vital role in sustainable food systems. It aims to heighten awareness about the… Read More

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FAO, ComDev Asia hold Participatory Video Training in Agriculture and Digital Environments for Asia

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in partnership with various organizations, spearheaded a 5-day vritual training workshop in Participatory Video for Asia and the Pacific last November 2023. Attended by more than 40 participants from farmers’ organizations (FOs), academe, and advocacy groups, the training aimed to capacitate and encourage them to apply Participatory (PV)… Read More

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Integrating traditional knowledge to address knowledge gaps in Asia-Pacific

The UN Climate Change, in partnership with UNEP and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), convened different stakeholders to discuss progress, share case studies and highlight concrete actions taken to bridge knowledge gaps in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) and Pacific Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) subregions during  the 2023 Asia-Pacific Climate Week… Read More

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A call for higher financial support for Family Farmers towards sustainable agrifood systems and climate change adaptation

Family farmers are the unsung heroes of the global food system. They produce over a third of the world’s food and are key to climate adaptation. Yet  new analysis of international public climate flows by Climate Focus, on behalf of family farming networks representing over 35 million family farmers in Africa, Latin America, Asia and… Read More

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