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Good practices on seeds, advocacy, & women win at the SRSC South Asia KM Fair

Good practices on seeds, advocacy, & women win at the SRSC South Asia KM Fair

  Good practices on seeds preservation took center stage at the recently concluded Knowledge Management (KM) Fair during the South Asia Sub-Regional Steering Committee Meeting held in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on 22-25 August 2017. Bangladesh entry entitled “Community Seed Bank: Ensuring farmers’ seed sovereignty” bagged […]

Let us go for ASEAN Coffee!

Let us go for ASEAN Coffee!

The ASEAN Learning Series and Policy Engagement on Agricultural Cooperatives (ALSPEAC) that took place in Yogyakarta, 19-21 July 2017 gathered farmers’ organization, governments, and private sectors from participating ASEAN countries to discuss about the challenges in coffee production, processing and marketing. The support and collaboration […]

FAO Family Farming Knowledge Platform

FAO Family Farming Knowledge Platform

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During the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), FAO and various partners and stakeholders expressed the need to go beyond the celebrations and to put in place a set of concrete actions aimed at addressing issues and challenges raised throughout the year. In response to that, the decision was made to implement a web-based knowledge platform that could share information and knowledge on key topics and the state of policy making related to family farming across the world in a user-friendly facility on the web. The platform therefore represents one of the main and long lasting legacies of the IYFF 2014, as a worldwide reference to facilitate informed decision making on family farming policy processes.

The Family Farming Knowledge Platform gathers digitized quality information on family farming from all over the world; including national laws and regulations, public policies, best practices, relevant data and statistics, researches, articles and publications.
It integrates and systematizes existing information to better inform and provide knowledge-based assistance to policy-makers, family farmers’ organizations, development experts, as well as to stakeholders in the field and at the grassroots level.
By spotting a huge amount of diverse information and knowledge, the platform helps giving sense of the enormous contribution that family farms give to address some of the most press challenges we face today, such as food security and the needs of sustainable food systems that preserve natural resources in times of climate change and the challenges they face themselves. In addition, the users can find all kind of information on the work of FAO in HQ and at the field level to help family farms prosper.

The FFKP is directed to all those involved in family farming and rural development related issues: from farmers’ organizations to Governments to universities students, the audience is quite transversal.

In addition, the FFKP allows its worldwide contributors and focal points from national governments to collaborate. Currently the Platform includes more than 100 focal points appointed by their governments and another 100 contributors worldwide. A strong coalition of stakeholders sharing their knowledge is the foundation of this initiative. Contributors and focal points therefore play a vital role in this project, since they are not only FFKP users, but they also regularly feed the database with updated and relevant material. Two years after from its launch, the FFKP databases includes more than 15 000 documents and has already been visited by approximately 170 000 users since its launch, in June 2015. (FAO)

South Asia Sub-Regional Steering Committee Meeting

South Asia Sub-Regional Steering Committee Meeting

GOOD PRACTICES Bangladesh Community Seed Bank: Ensuring farmers’ seed sovereignty Enhancing farmers and fishers’ capacity to improve their livelihood through community radio Pesticide-Free Dry Fish Production: Ensuring income, reducing health risks Nepal MTCP2 Nepal’s suggestions incorporated on the draft Right to Food Bill Nepal forms […]

Southeast Asia + China Sub-Regional Steering Committee Meeting

Southeast Asia + China Sub-Regional Steering Committee Meeting

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FAIR 22-23 July 2017 CAPACITY BUILDING Developing Knowledge Management Material: Guidelines on Good Practices Developing Knowledge Management Material (Irshad Khan, IFAD) Communication and Visibility Guidelines (Diane Lim, AFA) FIELD VISIT Profile of the Area for KM Fair Field Visit Schedule of Activities for the […]


ASEAN Learning Series and Policy Engagement on Agricultural Cooperatives

Let us go for ASEAN Coffee!

Let us go for ASEAN Coffee!

The ASEAN Learning Series and Policy Engagement on Agricultural Cooperatives (ALSPEAC) that took place in Yogyakarta, 19-21 July 2017 gathered farmers’ organization, governments, and private sectors from participating ASEAN countries to discuss about the challenges in coffee production, processing and marketing.

The support and collaboration between the government, farmers’ organization including the participation of the farmers, and the cooperatives need to be improved in order to have close coordination and strategic alliances/partnership along the coffee value chain.

ALSPEAC is organized by ASEAN Foundation, in partnership with Asian Farmers’ Association For Sustainable Rural Development and La Via Campesina.

(Video by ASEAN Foundation)


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