In remote segments of Bangladesh, agriculture has been the core of development. Farming is considered as a major contributor in promoting food security, especially in isolated areas. Subsistence farming is very prominent in rural areas of Bangladesh. This is where farming is done solely for the farmers’ needs; leaving little to no stocks for market. However, as development progresses, there has been a shift from subsistence farming to market-oriented commercial farming.
Digitalization, gender-sensitive regulations and risk insurance are changing contract farming. Contract farming is a forward agreement between farmers and agribusinesses for the production and supply of agricultural commodities. In Asia and the Pacific, informal transactions are still the norm. However, contractual agreements are on the rise, especially for high value agricultural commodities. As contract farming arrangements grow in number and become more sophisticated, a series of innovations are emerging to enhance their
In Asia Pacific Region, three countries have approved their Family Farming NAP as part of the UNDFF: Indonesia, Nepal and The Philippines. Furthermore, starting from 2021, Bangladesh has also been taken significant steps towards the development of the NAP, whereas in India, Laos, Cambodia and Japan progress is being made in mobilising actors to implement the UNDFF at the national level. From a regional standpoint, the South Asian Association for
This Regional Action Plan aims at facilitating and accelerating the process of developing national action plans through inclusive multi-stakeholder processes, not only putting family farmers at the centre but recognizing them as critical partners. The consultation was attended by 75+ representatives from SAARC member states, farmers’ organizations and cooperatives. The event was very successful. Five SAARC countries as well as the director of Agriculture and Rural Development and SAARC Development
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) developed an online learning platform to strengthen the capacity of member countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The FAO elearning Academy provides learning opportunities and multilingual elearning courses, focusing on the transfer of competencies, development of expertise and promotion of innovation in order to strengthen human resources and institutions. It offers free access to various contents and
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Campaign materials for the general public include social media cards, human interest stories, the campaign backgrounder and videos you might find useful.
HUMAN INTEREST STORIES
Watch the video on Family Farming in Indonesia.
SOCIAL MEDIA CARDS
Here are social media cards pertinent to the campaign. Each one talks about a different issue so make sure to check the messages before downloading them.
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Radio magazines in English and Local Language are available to download.
SAARC Radio Magazine
Bangladesh, (Bangla Version) Radio Magazine
Bangladesh, (English Version) Radio Magazine
India, (Hindi Version) Radio Magazine
India, (English Version) Radio Magazine
Indonesia, (Bahasa Version) Radio Magazine
Indonesia, (English Version) Radio Magazine
Nepal, (Nepali Version) Radio Magazine
Nepal, (English Version) Radio Magazine
Philippines, (Filipino Version) Radio Magazine
Philippines, (English Version) Radio Magazine
UNDFF: progress made in the Asia & Pacific region
Family farmers’ organizations promote sustainable food systems in Asia
Today more than ever smallholders and rural communities require access to information and communication to make their voices heard and change their lives for the better. Communication for Development facilitates dialogue and collaborative action, combining participatory methods with communication tools ranging from community media to ICTs. The Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook provides communication practitioners, development professionals and field workers with a comprehensive set of guidelines, illustrative experiences and learning