FAO hosts technical seminar on RCS and inclusive innovation approaches for family farming

FAO hosts technical seminar on RCS and inclusive innovation approaches for family farming

In a bid to propel the role of communication for family farming into the spotlight, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is set to host the technical seminar Rural Communication Services (RCS) and Inclusive Innovation Approaches for Family Farming on 29 April 2024 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. This seminar comes as part of… Read More

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Challenges youth farmers face discussed in Rural Radio Initiative episode from PH

In the Philippines, fewer and fewer students choose to enroll in agriculture-related degree programs.  This is what Junneil Obusan, a young farmer leader from the Camarines Norte Federation of Cooperatives (CANOFECO) shares with Roger and TL, hosts of a program episode from the Rural Radio Initiative 2023 in the Philippines. This episode is the 4th… Read More

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International Conference on AgroBiodiversity set on April 9-12

The Forest and Farm Producer Organizations (FFPOs) extends its invitation to the upcoming International Conference on Agrobiodiversity on 9-12 April 2024 at Pokhara, Nepal. This event aims to gather forest and farm producers all over the world to discuss and collaborate to further advance agroecological practices, agrobiodiverse planting materials and climate-smart business and finance models… Read More

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Fostering engagement in the policy processes and program development of UNDFF: The Case of ARDKPP in the Philippines

At its 72nd Session, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2019-2028 as the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) building on the achievement of UN’s International Year of Family Farming (IFYY) in 2014, which put family farming at the center of national agendas and agricultural, environmental and social policies towards equitable and sustainable development. “UNDFF… Read More

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Role of women in agri highlighted in PH radio initiative episode

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 08 March, and National Women’s Month in the Philippines, let us take a listen to a radio episode about women in agriculture. Daryl Leyesa of rural women’s group Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) revealed in an episode of Makamundong Usapan (Earth-Friendly Conversations), which aired on local… Read More

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Production of nutritious food emphasized in CGIAR Executive Managing Director's meet with PH president

The production of nutritious rice and vegetable varieties and livestock was given emphasis in the courtesy call to the Philippine presidential palace of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Executive Managing Director Dr. Ismahane Elouafi. Dr. Elouafi met with Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. last 23 February 2024. She was accompanied by officials… Read More

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8th global conference on Family Farming to focus on planet sustainability and reducing inequalities

Key family farming leaders all over the world are expected to participate in the much anticipated 8th Global Conference on Family Farming  to be held 19-21 March 2024 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain.  With this year focusing on sustainability of our plante, the conference aims to validate and strengthen the role of  family farming plays… Read More

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AFA participates in the 8th Global Meeting of the Farmers’ Forum

Nine representatives from AFA members and AFA Secretariat participate in the Eight Global Meeting of the Farmers’ Forum (FAFO) which took place at the International Fund for Agricultural Development  (IFAD )Headquarters in Rome, Italy on 12-13 February 2024. This year’s meeting convened over 80 farmers’ leaders collectively representing millions of small-scale farmers and rural producers… Read More

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APRC37 to focus on learnings from the pandemic, environmental crises, and agrifood system transformation in Asia and the Pacific

Sri Lanka –  Government policymakers from across the Asia and Pacific gathered together for the opening of the 37th Ministerial Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC37) 19-22 February, 2024. This highly anticipated event aims to discuss and come up with tangible and feasible solutions to reform the agrifood systems and… Read More

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