FAO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are co-organising the Global Forum of the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF), which is being held virtually from 19-22 September. It is an opportunity to hear from different actors and hold discussions to identify priority policies and technical areas that will shape the UNDFF agenda for the next period of implementation and will more effectively support family farmers and family farming worldwide.
Resilient Family Farming
Afghan small holder farmers are expected to receive further assistance after the devastating earthquake and intense drought that hit the country. According to FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the Japan government will provide USD 14 million contribution to over half million Afghan people ni cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) This financial aid will support vulnerable, smallholder and landless farmers, including women and persons with disability-headed households,
Yen Duong commune, in the southern part of Ba Be district in the Bac Kan province of Vietnam, is about 10 kilometers away from the district center. It is composed of 9 villages with 630 households, of which almost 3% of the total population belongs to the 4 ethnic groups including Tay, Nung, Dao, and Kinh. Yen Duong Cooperative, established in June 2018 with 7 members, was formed on the
The issue of logistics in agricultural extension work, where officers have to back and forth from their office to the farms they are working with, is a common issue in the sector. Even with the existence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) like mobile phones, which are expected to make the extension work efficiently, there is still a rising problem: farmers’ lack of access and literacy to use it. The
Farmers have widely used mobile-based information service systems to address challenges they face and keep up with the latest developments in the sector. The study of Wijerathna et al. (2020) provides another perspective on how Twitter, a mainstream online microblogging platform, can serve as a Short Message Service (SMS) system for rural communities in the case of Ipalogama Vidatha Resource Centre in Sri Lanka. Its findings saw that the Twitter-based
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
The latest directory of Farmers’ Organizations (FOs) in Asia-Pacific region is now available for download! Produced by the Asia-Pacific Farmers’ Forum, the said document contains the profiles of farmers‘ organizations under the programs supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Union (EU). You can view or download the material at asiapacificfarmersforum.net.
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
SEARCA, AFA, UNESCO, CIRAD, and GRET are organizing, with the technical assistance of the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, a virtual regional consultation bringing together representatives of universities, family farmer’s organizations, agricultural research institutions, government agencies, and development partners, to explore how Academia and Research Institutions (ARIs) in Asia can further contribute, in particular through Agroecology, to enhance the livelihoods of family farmers and developing their capacities
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