FFF, VFNU to hold a conference for sharing and learning among FFPOs

The Forest and Farm Facility, in collaboration with Vietnam Farmer’s Union (VNFU) will hold an international conference for sharing and learning with Forest and Farm Producer Organization (FFPOs) on 22-26 September in Hanoi, Vietnam. Titled, “Saving our Future: Investing in locally-led diversification for climate resilience and food security”, the conference aims to discuss on how to support FFPOs as key change agents in delivering climate-resilient landscapes and improved livelihoods. Aside from FFPOs, governments,

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1st UNDFF Global Forum to highlight Outcomes, Experiences, and Challenges in Family Farming

After three years of implementation, the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) 2019-2028 will hold its first virtual global forum on Sept.19-22. Co-organized by FAO and IFAD, the UNDFF Global Forum aims to provide a general overview of policy trends and the relevance of family farming vis-à-vis the Sustainable Development Goals and the present global development agenda. The forum will also serve as a platform for sharing of lessons, experiences,  challenges, and

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Radio Program: Family Farmers’ Organizations Promote Sustainable Food Systems in Asia

As part of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming Regional Awareness Radio Campaign that started in 2021, AMARC Asia-Pacific recently produced a report on the roles of family farmers’ organizations (FFOs) in promoting sustainable food systems in Asia. With reports from Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia, it is said that FFOs help farmers access resources and reach larger markets effectively and efficiently. Through FFOs, production

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Listening to the Community: Participatory Family Farming Radio Campaign

Participatory content development and involvement of the audience throughout the production cycle is one of the most significant highlights of a local broadcaster. This characteristic has been maintained during the production and dissemination of all radio programs produced to propel the Regional Awareness Radio Campaign under the aegis of the United Nations decade of Family Farming (UNDFF). A key moment in the participatory process is the impact assessment of the programs.

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1st UNDFF Global Forum, to be held on September 2022

After three years of implementation, the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF) will host its first Global Forum on 19-22 September 2022. Since its launch in 2019, the Decade has been promoting integrated actions supported by cross-sectoral policies that address the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. This approach resulted in the approval of 3 Regional and 10 National Action Plans for family farming, while 186 relevant policies, laws and regulations were developed and endorsed around the world for the support of family farming.

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UNDFF Global Forum on Inclusive RCS for Family Farming

ComDev Asia, one of the regional communication development initiatives of FAO took part in the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) Global Forum on inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS) last 11 July, 2022. The forum aims at sharing insights on trends, experiences and appropriation of media and Information and Communication Technologies for development (ICT4D), and to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS) for family farming as part of the UNDFF process.

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FAO, IFAD Spearhead Regional Dialogue on Family Farming in Asia and the Pacific

On 29 June 2022, FAO and IFAD, in their capacity of joint secretariat of the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) have organized a virtual Regional Dialogue on Family Farming in Asia and the Pacific: Leveraging the role of family farming towards more inclusive and resilient food systems in response to crises. This was supported by an informal preparatory group representing Family Farmers’ Organizations and regional rural development NGOs: the

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ComDev Asia holds Regional Forum on Rural Communication Services (RCS) for Family Farming

The Regional Forum on RCS for Family Farming in Asia and the Pacific was held last 28 June 2022. The event was attended by ComDev Asia partners from the Food and Agriculture Organization, Digital Green, Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development, Self Employed Women’s Association, as well as representatives from national government agencies.   The regional forum was meant to provide a platform for the discussion of recommendations for advancing

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UNDFF Regional Awareness Radio Campaign: Community radios highlight the significance of family farming

Twenty-six community radios and three national broadcasting federations, covering five national languages across five countries of South and South East Asia have worked in a synchrony to run a radio campaign to sensitize and inform listeners about the role of family farmers in feeding the world. With radio programs in Bengali, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, Nepali and the Filipino, the community radio campaign has successfully reached more than one million listeners

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Indonesia is Taking a Big Step on Family Farming

Last May 17, 2022, a hybrid workshop titled “Multi-Stakeholder Discussion on Family Farming National Action Plan and Strategic Activities” was conducted in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Almost 100 individuals from various farmers’ organizations and government agencies participated. Included here are Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, National Food Agency (Bapangnas), and National Planning Agency (Bappenas). Led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), they

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