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South-South Cooperation Forum in South Asia

South-South Cooperation Forum in South Asia

The South Asian region, covering the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, comprises 3% of the world’s area, 24% of the world’s population, and 3.8% of the global economy, as of 2015. It has been regarded as the most […]

Regional Policy Consultations on Family Farming Matter

Regional Policy Consultations on Family Farming Matter

Golden Phoenix Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines 2-5 December 2017   [View the story “Regional Policy Consultations on Family Farming Matter” on Storify]

IYFF+3-KLMPE: Moving Towards Inclusive Rural Transformation

IYFF+3-KLMPE: Moving Towards Inclusive Rural Transformation

Around 250 Filipino farmers and fisher’s organizations, Philippine government, civil society organizations, development partners and farmer an fisher’s organizations from ASEAN member countries will gather on 27-28 November 2017 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila to celebrate the fourth year of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) through a Knowledge Learning Market and Policy Engagement (KLMPE).

In support to the decade-long campaign to promote family farming, the 2017 KLMPE will be a venue for farmer and fisher organizations, the government, CSOs and development partners to share their success stories, good practices, initiatives and innovations, and discuss current issues, policies and programs that promote family farming and inclusive rural transformation. For the first time, the event will include participants from ASEAN members and Asian countries who will also present their cases.

With the theme “Moving Towards Inclusive Rural Transformation”, the IYFF+3-KLMPE aims to stimulate active policies for sustainable development of agricultural systems based on farming families, indigenous groups, cooperatives and fishing families.

The KLMPE is a multi-stakeholder platform managed by a technical working group composed of representatives from the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA), ASEAN Farmers’ Organisations’ Support Programme (AFOSP)-The Medium Term Cooperation Programme Phase II (MTCP2), Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA), Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (AsiaDHRRA), Trias, and We Effect.

National Cases

Agri-Governance

  • The Chokolate de San Isidro Social Enterprise
  • The Sweet Story of SAPANG MPC
  • Making Cooperatives More Responsive to Farmers: The PFFAFFCF Model

Asset Reforms

  • The Kalahan Reserve
  • Co-Management of the Ambao Fish Sanctuary
  • Coconut Farmers Trust Fund: Coco Levy Assets to Benefit the Poor

Climate Resiliency

  • ISLACO: Building Better Farms for the Future
  • GAP and LEISA Practice in Pineapple Industry
  • Family Farming Approach: A Good Farming Practice

Market Power

  • Improving Lives through Partnerships: The Brgy Fabrica Experience
  • LinkSFarM: Discovering the Value of Shelled Peanuts
  • Enhancing Market Power: The NMFDC Model

Youth & Gender

  • Rural Women Farmers in Sitio Maledda
  • MYFS: Hand in Hand in Building Resilience
  • Gender Mainstreaming: The Experience of Tri-People Program on Food Sovereignty & Peacebuilding

Regional Cases

  • INDONESIA: Coastal Community Development Project (CCDP)
  • PHILIPPINES: FAO’s Agricultural Strategies in the Philippines
  • PHILIPPINES: Impact Assessment of Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project (IRPEP)

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FACT pilot training in Naga, a success

FACT pilot training in Naga, a success

Around 40 participants from various farmers and fishers’ organizations, cooperatives, CSOs and local government attend the three-day Participatory Lobby and Advocacy Training: FACT (Farmers Advocacy Consultation Tool) Plug-in Pilot Training at CBD Hotel in Naga City on 6-8 November 2017. On the first day of […]

Asia-Pacific farmers’ organizations and partners gather in India for the MTCP2 Regional Steering Committee Meeting

Asia-Pacific farmers’ organizations and partners gather in India for the MTCP2 Regional Steering Committee Meeting

Representatives from farmer organizations in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific, international partners, and civil society organizations gathered in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India on 6-10 October 2017 for the Expanded 3rd MTCP2 Regional Steering Committee Meeting. The RSC opened with an interfaith prayer […]


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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