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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AFA and DGRV collaborate to give special training on video production for FOs and Agri Coops

Over 60 participants consisting of members and staff of farmers’ organizations (FOs), agricultural cooperatives, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Asia-Pacific region participated in the “Video Production Training” conducted by the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation (DGRV) on 5 October 2023 via Zoom. The training aimed… Read More

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AMARC Asia-Pacific, FAO to initate community radio campaign on Family Farming

AMARC Asia-Pacific has initiated a regional campaign on Family Farming. It is the third consecutive campaign, a collaboration between AMARC -AP and FAO, within the framework of ComDev Asia. Running from April 26-October 26, 2023, this campaign aims to shed light on the critical role of family farming in our region. Partnering organizations, including the… Read More

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Family Farming: Sustainability of our Planet Photo Contest

For photography enthusiasts, family farming advocates and environment-lovers! The World Rural Forum (WRF) is delighted to announce the International Photo Contest organized by the World Rural Forum (WRF), which highlights the importance of family farming and showcases its key role in the sustainability of our planet. We want participants to capture the essence of family… Read More

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The Nepal Radio Initiative: The Nepal Radio Initiative

The Nepal Radio Initiative tackles topics including plan and policy of the local government, youth in agriculture, agricultural insurance, subsidy and agriculture loan, and women empowerment. Date: November 4, 2022 Radio Name: Krishi Radio Production Language: Nepali Program Title: Sanakisan Aawaj ‘Voice of Small Farmers’ (Plan and policy of the local government) Program Description: This… Read More

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Pakistan is the 8th leading producer of global wheat production. (FAOSTAT, 2019). 76.38 million people or 35% of its population are using Internet Technology (IT). IT innovations help develop new ways to make farming more efficient and grow more food. (Khan, et.al.2021) The researchers are from agriculture colleges in universities located in China, USA, and… Read More

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©FAO:Taufany Eriz

Agricultural Transformation starts in the backyard: The story of Nissa Wargadipuras from Indonesia Nissa Wargadipuras’s earliest memories involve learning how to live with nature. Her childhood home’s backyard in the hilly town of Garut, West Java was a little forest where her father planted vegetables, herbs and fruits. Her mother produced traditional medicine from the… Read More

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The Effects of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Farmers’ Land Rights

On the first day of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) High-Level Special Event on Strengthening Global Governance of Food Security and Nutrition last October 13, 2020, their Partners Event titled “Building Back Better: Confronting the Impact of COVID-19 on Land Tenure, Food Security and Nutrition” invited panelists from different sectors to provide varying… Read More

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