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
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
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
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
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
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
This article is originally published by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Innovation, solidarity, coherence and strong partnership among and within countries of Asia and the Pacific are required for the region to rebound from the damage caused by COVID-19 and the ongoing effects of chronic undernourishment. That was a call made by… Read More
The current global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted agricultural and food systems around the world. To mitigate the pandemic’s impacts across the food system, both global and country-specific interventions are necessary: measures meant to preserve the global food supply chains need to be complemented with context-specific solutions harnessing locally available resources and goods. A central element for mitigating and recover from the impact of the crisis is ensuring the resilience of family farmers and local food systems through adequate policies, programmes and investments.
The UNDFF Global Action Plan (GAP) provides a blueprint for promoting policy change and achieving the goals of the Decade of Family Farming and recognizes communication as a central element to engage family farmers and their organizations working in this field along three main priorities: a) promote inclusive rural communication services as part of family farming policies and programmes; b) strengthen producer organizations’ communication and ICT capacities; and c) give voice to family farmers. The UNDFF provides a suitable space to address the communication needs related to family farming and the COVID19, with a view to promote sustained action to increase the resilience of family farmers in the short as well as in the longer term.
As part of its contribution in the UN Decade of Family Farming initiatives, ComDev Asia (CDA) steers a common agenda in communication for rural development in the Asia-Pacific region. It facilitates an interactive web-based community of practice that promotes dialogue, strengthens collaboration, and advocates for communication policies and services in agriculture and rural development. As a response to this global pandemic, ComDev Asia conducts a regional strategic communication campaign addressed to family farmers and the general public as part of its regional Participatory Communication Plan (PCP) to enhance the resilience of family farmers through adequate information on measures and practices.
To know more about the campaign and access the campaign materials, read the UNDFF ComDevAsia Communication Campaign Package over HERE.
Download and watch the campaign videos including the promotional videos for the general public and the family farmers at the ComDev Asia Google Drive: www.tinyurl.com/comdevasia in the subfolder, UNDFF/COMDEVASIA CAMPAIGN.
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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) holds the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 35) on 1-4 September 2020. APRC 35 will be a forum to discuss current country and regional priorities and pressing issues in the region such as the impact of COVID-19, the state of agriculture,… Read More