Regional Expert Consultation Workshops on Transforming towards Resilient, Sustainable, Profitable, and Inclusive Rice-Based Agri-Food Systems in Asia

Rice ratooning is not a new practice with farmers. It has been successfully adopted in many countries including China, India, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, USA, Brazil, and Colombia. However, the adoption of traditional ratoon rice with the first crop harvested manually has been limited due to labor shortage as well as low and unstable grain yield in ratoon crop. The challenge, therefore, is to develop rice ratooning technology with the main

Regional Webinar on Agri-Forest Enterprise Development for Young Farmers

The Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) invites young farmers in the region to take part in a series of webinars that aims to serve as a venue for participants to learn and improve their skills and knowledge on agri-forest-based enterprise and cooperative development and management. This webinars are part of the project entitled, ” “Young Women and Men  Farmers As Advocates for Sustainable, Resilient, Gender Sensitive Agri-Forest-Based Livelihoods: Young

Women Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition: Forgotten Foods Cooking Contest

In celebration of the International Women’s Day last March 8, the consortium Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and La Via Campesina (LVC) invites female members of the farmers’ organizations under the Asia-Pacific Farmers Program (APFP) and Farmers Organizations for Asia (FO4A) to join the “Women Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition: Forgotten Foods Cooking Contest”. In this cooking contest, the challenge is to prepare native dishes that will

Asia–Pacific region’s vulnerability to COVID-19 pandemic speeds up adoption of digital tech in agrifood systems

Agrifood systems in the Asia-Pacific region have been particularly vulnerable to shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, quickening the adoption of digital technologies, QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said. Qu was speaking in a special event entitled “Innovation, Science and Digitalization: Transforming agrifood systems in Asia and the Pacific region” at FAO’s 36th Asia Pacific Regional Conference. He said the systems

Regional Consultation Meeting For Sustainable Systems on March 29-30

The FAO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (FAO RAP), together with its partners in the region, will hold a consultation meeting on promoting healthy, sustainable, and inclusive foods systems in response to COVID-19 in South Asia on Mar 29-30  (10:30AM Dhaka Time). It serves as a follow up of Food Systems Summit last year and intends to support food systems transformation actions to resolve huger and reducing diet-related diseases problems amid pandemic

Launching of Support to Farmers Organizations for Asia on March 16

The Asian Farmers Association (AFA) cordially invites everyone to join the launching of the “Support to Farmers Organizations for Asia (FO4A)”. This program is co-financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Union (EU) for the farmers’ organizations in Asia. This virtual event will take place via Zoom on 16 March 2022 | 17:00 GMT+8 (Manila time).  FO4A aims to increase income and to improve livelihood, food and

ComDev Asia to be featured in APRC36 Side Event on March 9

ComDev Asia, a regional initiative that promotes Communication for Development in Asia-Pacific, will be featured in a side event of 36th Session of the FAO Regional Conference in the region (APRC 36), 9 March 2022 (1:00PM Dhaka Time). This hybrid event aims to share the progress and achievements of the UN Decade of Family Farming in the Asia-Pacific Region. ComDev Asia spearheaded regional awareness campaign in the last 2 years, highlighting

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

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

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