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Asia-Pacific women farmers’ forum concludes with a Declaration

Asia-Pacific women farmers’ forum concludes with a Declaration

Around 90 women farmers and representatives of rural women from 14 countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific regions came up with a declaration at the end of the three-day Asia-Pacific Women Farmers Forum (APWFF) held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India on 4-6 October […]

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 La Via Campesina, and will be hosted by Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).

The forum will be a venue for women farmers to discuss initiatives on promoting the role of women farmers in climate-resilient agriculture-based livelihood. Through the forum, the women farmers will be able to share their initiatives, experiences and learnings as well as their concerns and issues in agriculture.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the forum, the participants will be able to appreciate the  roles and contributions of women farmers in promoting food security, nutrition and climate resilient agriculture-based livelihoods as well as identify key action points to strengthen these roles through mechanisms in their respective organizational structures and platforms.

Specific objectives include:

  1. Share concrete examples of  initiatives of women farmers, through their organizations , in responding to their issues and concerns in agriculture and rural areas
  2. Give their learnings,  analysis, insights into SEWA’s comprehensive strategy and program in promoting climate-resilient agriculture
  3. Outline some ways forward in  strengthening women –led/managed FOs in promoting SDG 1 and 2 ( end poverty, end hunger, improved food security and nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture) based on their own country experiences and realities, and in what they have learned from SEWA.

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CASE STUDIES

Mathiben Devkorbhai SanghaniSalt Farming Cooperative (India)

Bouachanh SivilayIntegrated Farming (Laos)

Deniyage Samanthi Manjula: Kandyan Home Garden: Women back at Farming (Sri Lanka)

Kou Hongyan: Yi Nongyuan Ecologican Agriculture Cooperatives (China)

Bratashova Irina: Experience in establishment and development of WUA Federation (Kyrgyzstan)

Akiko Aratani: Menno Village: Community Supported Agriculture (Japan)

Maria Linibi: Women in Agriculture Development Foundation (Papua New Guinea)

 

VIEW OR DOWNLOAD THE CASE STUDIES HERE

VIEW OR DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS HERE

VIEW PHOTOS HERE

DECLARATION

Declaration of Asia-Pacific Women Farmers by Asian Farmers’ Association on Scribd

 

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