Leaders of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) will join around 80 other farmer leaders from around the world for the second global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum that will take place on February 11-12, 2008 in conjunction with the thirty-first session of International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) Governing Council.
The forum will:
- review progress achieved in enhancing collaboration between IFAD and farmers’ and rural producers’ organizations
- discuss IFAD strategic and policy documents
- share positions on the following three critical issues for the future of smallholder family agriculture:
–access to natural resources
–policy making and policy influence
As a member of the Steering Committee, AFA will be represented by Mr. Seo, Jung Eui, Chairperson of AFA and former Chairperson of KAFF in Korea, Mr. Crispino Aguelo, National President of PAKISAMA in the Philippines, Mr. Muhammad Nur Uddin, Secretary General of API in Indonesia, and Ms. Ma. Estrella Penunia, Secretary General of AFA.