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Asian Family Farmers Declaration for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021

This article is originally published in the Asian Farmers’ Association website. In our world where the hungry and poor, and where those much affected by the vagaries of the climate,  and where the most neglected and left behind are amongst our constituencies, and where the most degraded lands are amongst where we live,  We are committed to contributing to healthy people and a healthy planet while bringing back the dignity for

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

Exploring Television as Medium for Rural Development in Bangladesh

Television is said to be one of the most important medium for communicating with rural communities as it has the potential to disseminate development information. However, in Bangladesh, a group of researchers who did a study to identify the use of television in the rural communities found that rural people are unaware about the tv programs or that they don’t have time to watch these programs. Thus, although tv could

UNDFF ComDev Asia Campaign Launch

ComDev Asia (CDA), a regional initiative that promotes Communication for Development (ComDev) in the Asia-Pacific, successfully launched its awareness campaign for family farming last 13 July 2021. This virtual event was attended by more communication officers, farmers’ organizations, community radio broadcasters, non-government workers, and the academe in the region. With the theme, Family Farming at the Heart of Sustainable Food Systems, this campaign initiative aims to inform both family farmers

Review and Finalization of the Regional Action Plan for Family Farming in South Asia

The SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) is inviting all its partners and networks to participate in  the Review and Finalization of the Regional Action Plan for Family Farming in South Asia. This virtual event will take place on 29 July 2021 3.30-18.00 UTC+7 (Bangkok time). The regional virtual event is a follow-up meeting that aims to launch officially the book which was produced out of the first consultation meeting and which compile

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UNDFF CDA to Launch Campaign Promoting the Role of Family Farmers to Sustainable Food Systems

ComDev Asia (CDA), a regional initiative that promotes Communication for Development (ComDev) in the Asia-Pacific, will launch its awareness campaign for family farmers on 13 July 2021, 5PM (Manila Time).  With the theme, Family Farming at the Heart of Sustainable Food Systems, this campaign initiative aims to inform both family farmers and the general public about the contribution of family farming to sustainable food systems and the progress of the

Launching of the UNDFF-Philippine Action Plan For Family Farming

The Philippines is set to  launch its national action plan for Family Farming on 21 July, Wednesday, from 8:30AM to 5:00PM (Manila Time). This virtual event is organized by the Agriculture and Rural Development Knowledge and Policy Platform (ARDKPP) as part of celebrating the decade for Filipino farmers.  Known as the Philippine Action Plan for Family Farming or PAP4FF, this local framework put family farming at the center of policies, programs, and

SAARC to hold a follow up virtual consultation on UNDFF in South Asia

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Agriculture Centre (SAC) will be hosting a follow-up regional consultation meeting on “UN Decade of Family Farming: Formulating Strategies and Action Plan to Strengthen Smallholder Family Farmers in South Asia”. This regional event will be held virtually on 29 July, 2021 at (3.30-18.00 UTC+7 (Bangkok time). One of the expected highlights of the meeting will be the launching of a book containing the SAARC

AFA, FO's to convene for UN Food Systems Global Summit Dialogue

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) is cordially inviting farmers, fishers, pastoralists, producers, and interested groups and organizations to participate in the UN Food Systems Global Summit Dialogue with Farmers, Fishers, Pastoralists and Other Producers. The dialogue will take place virtually on the 12th of July 2021, from 12:00 to 13:50 (CET). This Global Dialogue will build upon the outcomes of a series of producer-led independent dialogues and will