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7th ASEAN Cooperative Business Forum Statement of Commitment

7th ASEAN Cooperative Business Forum Statement of Commitment

We, the representatives of the ASEAN Member States, together with representatives of agricultural cooperatives, farmers’ and fishers’ organizations, development partners, and civil society organizations, gathered during the 2018 ASEAN Cooperative Business Forum in Pan Pacific Hotel, Malate, Manila, Philippines with the theme “Cooperatives: Members’ owned, […]

Invest in smallholder farmers

Invest in smallholder farmers

The following is a guest blog by AFA Secretary General Esther Penunia for the World Economic Forum’s, which is holding the  New Vision for Agriculture initiative in Myanmar this week. The economy of the Philippines grew 7.8% in the first quarter of this year, outperforming China […]

AFA Presentation for FFP

AFA Presentation for FFP

By Esther Penunia AFA Secretary General 6 October 2010 Good afternoon to all of you. Am happy to be with you, to share our thoughts for the proposed next phase of the Farmers Fighting Poverty or FFP. The Asian Farmers Association or AFA is a […]

AFA supports fair land law processes in Timor-Leste

AFA supports fair land law processes in Timor-Leste

Dear fellow land rights advocates in Timor Leste, Our organization, Asian Farmers’ Association or AFA, supports your call for the implementation of the Minimum Requirements to ensure meaningful public participation in developing your country’s Land Law. AFA, a regional alliance of nine national farmers’ organizations […]

Common Action to achieve Global Food Sufficiency

Common Action to achieve Global Food Sufficiency

The participants of the Global Food Sufficiency Videoconference*, which took place in Manila (Philippines), Dakar (Senegal), Brasilia (Brazil), Washington (USA) and Brussels (Europe) on 29. April 2009, suggest working closely together towards: 1. Influencing agriculture policies in our regions (Common Agriculture and Rural Development Policy […]



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