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UNDFF Exchange Session and Workshop on Strengthening Family Farming in Asia on Oct 6-7

World Rural Forum, Asian Farmers’ Association, Asia Pacific Farmers, and People’s Campaign for Agrarian Reform Network  is inviting the public to a 2-day online event on the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 to be held on October 6 and 7, 2021 at 2:30PM (Manila Time). This webinar will bring together representatives of National Committees of Family Farming and other platforms, farmers organizations, government officials, regional intergovernmental organizations, FAO, IFAD

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

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

Private Sector Partnership to Boost Inclusive and Sustainable Cocoa Production of Smallholder Farmers in Papua New Guinea

(This article is originally published by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific) As part of efforts to support smallholder farmers and create more inclusive agri-food value chains in Papua New Guinea, FAO implementing the  European Union co-funded STREIT programme, has engaged the local private sector, partnering with Paradise Foods Ltd., the country’s oldest national food manufacturing company. The Memorandum of Understanding agreement aims to promote more inclusive and

Advancing Resilient Family Farming towards a “new normal”: ComDev Asia virtual consultation to craft a communication campaign

ComDevAsia (CDA) conducted a virtual consultation with partner organizations on June 11 to prioritize and validate key messages, themes, and priorities of the communication campaign on resilient family farming beyond COVID-19 within the framework of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF 2019-28). The campaign is part of the CDA Participatory Communication Plan and will have two streams: awareness raising on the role of family farming for resilient food

ComDev Asia and AMARC-AP together to fight Covid-19

The world is under the seize of a pandemic that is beyond our worst imaginations. As of now, more than 350,000 human lives have been lost, while there has been a devastating impact on millions of livelihoods. The impact of the pandemic on community radios is distressing. On the one hand, journalists and broadcasters, as front line workers, are personally exposed to risks of the infection. On the other hand,

International Web Consultation and Conference on FFPO Resilience

The Asian Farmers’ Association For Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) cordially invites forest and farm producer organizations (FFPO) to attend the international web consultation and conference on 9th of June 2020, 9:00–13:00 (UTC +02:00). With the theme, “Multidimensional Resilience Smallholder Producers and Farmers Managing Risks”, this web conference aims to gain a clearer understanding and awareness in FFPO resilience; to provide recommendations; to exchange best practices; and formulate common policies to