Recent Posts

Declaration of Asia-Pacific Women Farmers

Declaration of Asia-Pacific Women Farmers

We are women farmer leaders from 13 countries gathered here for the Asia Pacific Women Farmers Forum, held October 4-6, 2017 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Here we discussed about the initiatives we take to reduce poverty and hunger in our families and communities, the challenges […]

Asia-Pacific Women Farmers’ Forum

Asia-Pacific Women Farmers’ Forum

Recognizing and Strengthening the Contributions of Women Farmers in Climate Resilient Agriculture-Based Livelihoods Around 100 women farmers from 18 countries in the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India on October4-6 2017 for the Asia-Pacific Women Farmers’ Forum organized by Asian Farmers’ Association and […]

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 the most number of votes at the “Marketplace of Good Practices” where all stories submitted by South Asia countries implementing MTCP2 program were subjected for voting by the delegates from Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka’s story, “Preserving traditional seeds through Seed Banks in Udalumada village” got the 2nd place, and Nepal’s advocacy stories “Government of Nepal formed the National Farmers Commission” and “Law Commission Incorporated suggestions of MTCP2 Nepal on Draft Right to Food Bill” won 3rd place.

Meanwhile, India (SEWA) received a special award for its good practices on women.

The winning entries will move up to the regional level of KM fair which will be held in Ahmedabad, India on 6-9 October 2017. These stories will be presented alongside KM Fair winners from Southeast Asia + China and the Pacific regions.

KM Fair is an essential part of the Sub-Regional and Regional Steering Committee Meetings because it provides a venue for farmers’ organizations to share, learn and innovate from each other’s experiences, good practices, and success stories on production, marketing, governance and advocacy. At the same time, it aims to improve their capacity to communicate these to their target audiences.

The rest of the stories on good practices from South Asia Region may be accessed on www.asiapacificfarmersforum.net/afosp/south-asia-sub-regional-steering-committee-meeting.

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

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 […]


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)


Skip to toolbar