Review and Finalization of the Regional Action Plan for Family Farming in South Asia

The SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) is inviting all its partners and networks to participate in  the Review and Finalization of the Regional Action Plan for Family Farming in South Asia. This virtual event will take place on 29 July 2021 3.30-18.00 UTC+7 (Bangkok time). The regional virtual event is a follow-up meeting that aims to launch officially the book which was produced out of the first consultation meeting and which compile

Launching of the UNDFF-Philippine Action Plan For Family Farming

The Philippines is set to  launch its national action plan for Family Farming on 21 July, Wednesday, from 8:30AM to 5:00PM (Manila Time). This virtual event is organized by the Agriculture and Rural Development Knowledge and Policy Platform (ARDKPP) as part of celebrating the decade for Filipino farmers.  Known as the Philippine Action Plan for Family Farming or PAP4FF, this local framework put family farming at the center of policies, programs, and

SAARC to hold a follow up virtual consultation on UNDFF in South Asia

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Agriculture Centre (SAC) will be hosting a follow-up regional consultation meeting on “UN Decade of Family Farming: Formulating Strategies and Action Plan to Strengthen Smallholder Family Farmers in South Asia”. This regional event will be held virtually on 29 July, 2021 at (3.30-18.00 UTC+7 (Bangkok time). One of the expected highlights of the meeting will be the launching of a book containing the SAARC

Global Survey for the  International Youth Day 2021 on Transforming Food Systems

Calling all youth, their representatives and networks! Join in the global survey for the International Youth Day 2021. This initiative was launched by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) to better understand the critical role of youth in ensuring “good food for all”. This year’s theme for

Independent Dialogue Series on Family Farming in AP Region commences

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers’ Organisations (INOFO), Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON), and World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) is inviting all interested parties to participate in a virtual event entitled, Farmers and Fishers Solutions: Independent Dialogue Series in Asia-Pacific Region, on 7-11 June, 2021.   This 5-day online event aims to inform and educate the participants about the issues and challenges

UNDFF Secretariat calls for global meeting on Family Farming towards Sustainable Food Systems

The Joint Secretariat of the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) is organizing a global technical meeting to tackle the implementation of its framework, two years since its inception, on 27-28 May 2021 (13.30 CET/Rome Time). UNDFF serves as a framework for countries to develop public policies and investments to support family farming and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Developmen Goals (SDGs). Co-organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

UPRHS organizes Webinars to Engage the Youth in Agriculture

The University of the Philippines Rural High School (UPRHS) is organizing a series of webinars aimed to engage the youth, particularly junior and senior high school students in agriculture. The Online Youth Engagement in Agriculture program aims o provide a platform for advancement in agricultural engagement among students of public senior high schools. The latest installment is a webinar entitled, “Bt-ful Solution: Science, Safety and Potential Benefits of Bt Corn”,

SEARCA, AFA to hold Virtual Policy Forum for Family Farming

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the Asian Farmers’ Association For Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) are inviting farmers’ organizations, the academe, civil-society organizations, and research institutions to join  virtual regional policy forum entitled, “Developing Public Policies for Family Farming: Reaching Out to the Grassroots through Participatory Policy Making” on April 27, 8AM (ICT)/ 9AM (Manila Time). This online event aims to provide

Young Farmers Open Letter Contest

The Asia-Pacific Farmers’ Program invites young farmers to send an open letter to policymakers in the agriculture sector in your country discussing the issues you are dealing with in agriculture and including your recommendations for possible solutions to these challenges. WHO CAN JOIN • Young farmers (15 to 35 years old) • Must be a member of any of the farmers’ groups within the AFOSP-APFP partners (as certified by NFO

Negative Impact of COVID-19 on Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Food Systems

(This article is originally published by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific) Global fisheries and aquaculture have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and could face further disruption in 2021 as lockdowns affect supply and demand across the sector, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report, The impact of COVID-19 on fisheries and aquaculture food systems, was featured during