From the Introduction: The Farmers Fighting Poverty programme has reached the end of its first term. This report therefore not only covers the activities and results of 2010, but provides an overview of all achievements throughout the programme. The report aims to give a thorough […]
The following article was written by Mr. Jukichi Ishizawa, a 78-year old organic farmer from Fukushima, Japan. His place, Kouriyama City, is located 60 kilometers away from the Daichi nuclear plant that was damaged by the tsunami and is emitting nuclear radiation. He has been […]
AFA participated in an ASEAN food security conference held in Manila, Philippines last July 18-19, 2011.
The conference aimed to enable the private sector to participate in efforts to address food security in the region and focused on food production, post-harvest, and rural-market linkages.
AFA was represented by Mr. Uon Sophal (FNN President) and Mr. Pan Sopheap (FNN Executive Director) from Cambodia; Mr. Vicente Fabe (PAKISAMA National Council Chairperson) and Mr. Raul Socrates Banzuela (PAKISAMA National Coordinator) from the Philippines; Ms. Victoria Serrato (AFA Marketing Ofifcer) and Ms. Ma. Estrella Penunia (AFA Secretary General).
Mr. Sophal delivered a presentation on the the topic “Improving Food Security through Improving Productivity: Perspectives from Producers,” while the rest made interventions during the sessions.
Through the conference, an action agenda was developed for discussion at the first-ever ASEAN Private Agrifood Sector Consultation with the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF), which will meet on October 3-8, 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In cooperation between CEDAC, the Asia Farmer Association for Sustainable Development (AFA) and the Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) are going to organize a half day workshop-consultation on the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) on Friday, August 5, at Phnom Penh Hotel, 8:00 […]
Thailand’s incoming government is planning to implement a new policy of buying unmilled rice or paddy from growers at 15,000 baht (about 50 per cent above current prices) by the end of the year. This will allow rice farmers to earn more, but it might […]