Resilient Family Farming

Empowering Communities and Addressing Farming Challenges through Cooperatives in Vietnam

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

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Enhancing RCS Effectivity through Youth Participation in the Philippines

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

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Twitter as an Information Service System for Rural Communities in Sri Lanka

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

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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

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Directory of Farmers' Organizations in Asia-Pacific Region, released

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.    

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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

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Engaging with ARIs to support Family Farmers and Food System Transformation during and post COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia

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

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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

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International Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is inviting the public and its stakeholders to join in the International Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming on Oct.18-20. This upcoming virtual event will focus on how the main features of GIAHS sites and the UN Decade of Family Farming action plan can jointly strengthen the multidimensionality of family farming. The outcomes of the symposium will include an improved understanding

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Agriculture Resilient to Pandemic’s Impact: Transforming Food Systems to Reduce Loss and Waste

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) invites the public and interested parties to join in their online event titled, “Agriculture Resilient to Pandemic’s Impact: Transforming Food Systems to Reduce Loss and Waste” on 28 September, 16:00 GMT (Manila). The event is in conjunction with the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (#FLWDay). This virtual event aims to call out businesses, development agencies, institutions, and

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