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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

Global Survey for the  International Youth Day 2021 on Transforming Food Systems

Calling all youth, their representatives and networks! Join in the global survey for the International Youth Day 2021. This initiative was launched by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) to better understand the critical role of youth in ensuring “good food for all”. This year’s theme for

Radio+ increased mobilization of agricultural knowledge in Sri Lanka

Media use in agriculture is an area of interest among sector members. In Sri Lanka, a group composed of staff from Rangiri Radio, Department of Export Agriculture, Wayamba University and LIRNEAsia, and researchers from the University of Alberta and the University of Guelph in Canada aimed to know the affordances of adopting radio+ (broadcast radio combined with information and communication technologies). Specifically, the group wanted to explore radio+ as a

Independent Dialogue Series on Family Farming in AP Region commences

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers’ Organisations (INOFO), Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON), and World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) is inviting all interested parties to participate in a virtual event entitled, Farmers and Fishers Solutions: Independent Dialogue Series in Asia-Pacific Region, on 7-11 June, 2021.   This 5-day online event aims to inform and educate the participants about the issues and challenges

UNDFF Secretariat calls for global meeting on Family Farming towards Sustainable Food Systems

The Joint Secretariat of the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) is organizing a global technical meeting to tackle the implementation of its framework, two years since its inception, on 27-28 May 2021 (13.30 CET/Rome Time). UNDFF serves as a framework for countries to develop public policies and investments to support family farming and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Developmen Goals (SDGs). Co-organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

UPRHS organizes Webinars to Engage the Youth in Agriculture

The University of the Philippines Rural High School (UPRHS) is organizing a series of webinars aimed to engage the youth, particularly junior and senior high school students in agriculture. The Online Youth Engagement in Agriculture program aims o provide a platform for advancement in agricultural engagement among students of public senior high schools. The latest installment is a webinar entitled, “Bt-ful Solution: Science, Safety and Potential Benefits of Bt Corn”,

SEARCA, AFA to hold Virtual Policy Forum for Family Farming

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the Asian Farmers’ Association For Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) are inviting farmers’ organizations, the academe, civil-society organizations, and research institutions to join  virtual regional policy forum entitled, “Developing Public Policies for Family Farming: Reaching Out to the Grassroots through Participatory Policy Making” on April 27, 8AM (ICT)/ 9AM (Manila Time). This online event aims to provide

Farmers' Access to ICT-based Media for Agricultural Information in Bangladesh

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has the power to improve the socio-economic condition of communities, especially in developing countries like Bangladesh. As an agricultural nation, agricultural information is to improve the productivity and quality of life. However, in the 2018 study of Khalak et al., issues on access and affordability remained to be a major roadblock for farmers to capitalize the benefits of ICT-based media in accessing agricultural information. This

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