As part of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming Regional Awareness Radio Campaign that started in 2021, AMARC Asia-Pacific recently produced a report on the roles of family farmers’ organizations (FFOs) in promoting sustainable food systems in Asia.
With reports from Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia, it is said that FFOs help farmers access resources and reach larger markets effectively and efficiently. Through FFOs, production costs are reduced. Farmers also gain more leverage in bargaining, allowing them to earn more. In addition to helping local farmers, FFOs are also critical in implementing the National Action Plans that will develop family farming for a more sustainable food system in Asia-Pacific.
You may listen to the program titled “Family Farmers’ Organizations Promote Sustainable Food Systems in Asia” here.