(as of 2012-02-16)
Ainoukai was formed in 1945 to help construct ideal rural villages where love and peace prevail. It has around 300 members, 100 supporters, and 900 magazine subscribers who believe that the conservation and sound development of agriculture is indispensable to the attainment of world peace. It conducts a course on organic farming, acts as a certification body for the Japanese JAS organic agriculture food standard, conducts training program in forestry and agriculture technology based on the Ainou spirit, publishes a monthly news-letter, organizes an international exchange program, and matches youth who want to go into farming with villages who want to have new farmers.
740 Befu Igashi Mie-ken, Japan
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
API – Aliansi Petani Indonesia
API is a national farmers’ organization established by farmers’ groups in 2001 after a series of farmer exchange visits organized by its partners AsiaDHRRA and InDHRRA (now Bina Desa). It was officially registered in 2003 and now has 167,000 member households from 39 peasant unions, from 39 districts in 14 provinces, many of whom were estab-lished long before API. It was formed because of the need for a national farm-ers’ movement to advocate against un-just policies that marginalize millions of small farmers, pushed from their lands by large Industries. Its activities are fo-cused on advocacy for agrarian reform; management of production activities; improving market access; and building solidarity among its members.
Jl. Slamet Riyadi IV RT 10/04
No. 49-50, Kel. Kebun Manggis
Jatinegara, Jakarta Timur
Phone/Fax: +62 21 8564164
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
FNN – Farmer and Nature Net
FNN was established in December 2003 after a process of consultation among village-based farmers associations supported by its partner NGO, CEDAC. It acts as an umbrella organization representing and providing technical, management and capacity building services to its more than 50,840 members (32,525 women) in 1,170 village-based farmer associations from 50 districts in 13 provinces. It is led and managed by a national committee elected by farmer representatives during the general assem-bly. It is committed to strengthen FOs through promotion of innovation in eco-logical agriculture, community business and collective marketing, saving-credit and increase of social cooperation. It implements programs and activities such as formation of local associations and mobilization into local village clusters and training of FOs.
#56AU, St. 230, Sangkat Beong Salang,
Khan Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh
Phone: (+855-23) 636 9990; (+855-12) 803 972 Fax: (+855-23) 885 146
KAFF – Korean Advanced Farmers’ Federation
Established in December 1987, KAFF has around 176 member organizations and 120,000 individual members. It is dedicated to farmer care and upbringing and supports farmers through education and lobbying for favourable government policies. It works towards improving the situation of rural communities in the country. It carries out activities such as nationwide protests against free trade agreements and for higher price of rice, campaign to reform the national agricultural cooperative federation, annual Lee Kyung Hae commemoration and marathon, operation of a center to provide legal and financial services to farmers, conduct of a general assembly every two years, operation of a farmers’ education center, rural communities exchange program to teach the youth about the importance of agriculture, and networking with other agricultural organizations in Asia.
KAFF Bldg 2nd Floor, 71,
Seoul, South Korea
KKM – Kendrio Krishok Moitree
Kendrio Krishok Moitree-KKM (Central Farmers’ Alliance) is a platform of more than 21,000 farming families, 60% of which are represented by women. The goal of the alliance is to take forward the mandate of smallholder farming families and advocate for their rights, ensure food security, get recognition and dignity of women farmers, ensure sustainable liveli-hood and formulate pro-poor agriculture policy and thereby move towards a sol-vent and dignified life. The alliance has three tires; at the grassroots 813 villages based farmer’s organizations, at the Un-ion level 30 Union based farmer’s alliance and the central alliance. They are working towards making linkages with the nation-al and international networks on food rights and sustainable agriculture.
Secretariat: House CES (E)-19, Road # 128, Gulshan, Dhaka-1212
Office: Osmanpur, Ghoraghat, Dinazpur, Bangladesh
Mobile No. +8801735277425 (President), +8801719051657 (Secretary)
NLRF – National Land Rights Forum
NLRF is a national people’s organization uniting those who are deprived of their land rights – bonded laborers, tenants, the landless, farmers, haruwa, charuwa and trust land farmers – and inciting them to action. Since its establishment in 2004, NLRF has been working towards its vision of a society where all tenants and land-less farmers live dignified lives. NLRF operates in 50 of Nepal’s 75 districts, comprising 42 district-level and 2,072 vil-lage-level people’s organizations. NLRF’s 98,133 members – 49,098 women and 25,531 Dalits (“untouchable” caste) – are led by 4,718 community leaders. Its main activities are organizing and educating land poor farmers, policy advocacy, mass mobilization to put pressure on govern-ment, mass conscientization, develop-ment of community leaders and practic-ing community-led land reform and sus-tainable farming.
Post Box No.19790
Tel: +977-1-6914586; Fax: +977-1-4357033
PAKISAMA – Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka
PAKISAMA is a national peasant confederation and movement towards the empowerment of small farmers, fishers, rural women, youth, and indigenous peoples. It envisions humane, gender-sensitive and environmentally sound rural societies where peoples control and own the basic means of production and exchange, critically and actively participate in governance, protect and care for the environment, and live the values of authentic humanism in a Philippine society characterized by justice, freedom, democracy and national sovereignty. It was established in 1986 with the facilitation of its NGO partner, PhilDHRRA. With 28 full time staff in five regional and one national offices, PAKISAMA engages in campaign and policy advocacy, membership organizational strengthening, sustainable agriculture technology dissemination, and marketing services to its 49 member federations in 42 provinces servicing 71,000 small-scale farmers and fishers.
Room 207, Partnership Center,
59 C. Salvador Street, Loyola Heights,
1108 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: (632) 434-2079; 4967481
Sor Kor Por – Farmer’s Federations Association for Development Thailand
Established in June 2000, SorKorPor has around 35,000 members. It envisions an organization that supports knowledge and local wisdom, helps improve the standard of living through sufficiency economy, and protects farmers’ benefits and rights through alliance building. It aims to influence the government’s policy-making processes in agriculture, and to strengthen its members’ capacities to link with government bodies, monitor national agricultural policies, and protect farmers’ rights and benefits. At present, it is strengthening its organizational processes, information and data base systems, and members’ capabilities in agriculture and self-help activities.
(Prachaniwat 1) Rd; Ladyao,
Jatujak, Bangkok, Thailand 10900
TDFA – Taiwan Dairy Farmers’ Association
Established in September 21, 1994, TDFA has a membership of around 570 dairy farms all over the country. It aims to strengthen the association of and promote the cooperation among dairy farmers, guarantee the legal benefits and dignity for dairy farmers as well as maintain the needs of the society, facilitate the information channel and feeding technology for dairy farmers, and build up a sustainable development environment for the dairy industry. It helps members solve their production and marketing problems, collects product information, carries out government plans, publishes proceedings & monthly news, jointly purchases goods, materials and equipment, and facilitates members’
No. 93-10, Dairy Farmer District, Bawong Village, Liouying Township, Tainan County 736, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
E-mail: Milk.email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
TWADA – Taiwan Wax Apple Development Association
Formed in 1999, TWADA has around 270 members. It aims to promote cultivation and management techniques for wax apple, develop marketing channel for domestic and export market, promote an integrated development and culture for the wax apple industry, and help raise the wax apple farmers’ incomes. Its activities include promotion of organic planting methods for wax apple, increasing international markets and communica-tions, and participation in international organizations. Some of its members have received various agricultural awards from the government.
No.202, Lane 1, Renhe Rd., Nanjhou
Township, Pingtung County 926, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
VNFU – Viet Nam Farmers’ Union
VNFU was established in October 1930 in order to represent the country’s far-mers politically and socially before the government; and now has more than 10 million members organized down to the commune level. Its mission is to pro-tect the farmers’ rights and interests, pro-vide necessary support and services for farmers and help improve their living standards. Its programs and activities include building a new type of country side, socio-economic development, and job creation for farmers. It provides tech-nical and occupational training for mem-bers, support and services such as loans, fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, mar-keting of agricultural products, and agro-tourism; and supports poor members, especially in ethnic minority and moun-tainous areas with capital, training, seed-lings, houses, and means of production.
Ton That Thuyet Street, Cau Giay District,
Phone: 84 4 38457775
Fax: 84 4 37334031
WAFF – Women Advanced Farmers’ Federation
Established in August 1996, WAFF is a federation of 70,000 women farmers in South Korea. It envisions unity, harmony, and development of women farmers. It provides education services; organizes exchanges between city and farm villages; upholds the protection of farmers’ rights; cooperates with other farmer organiza-tions; advocates for good agricultural policies; and administers the needs of its members. WAFF received the top prize for its business academy educational program from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
HanNongYeon Building 6F 71,
Garak-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul,
Website : http://www.waff.or.kr