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AFA Perspectives on WAW

AFA Perspectives on WAW

AFA Secretary General Esther Penunia Banzuela discusses about AFA perspectives on World Agricultures Watch.

AFA attends workshop on operationalizing the action plan on ‘The ASEAN Guidelines on Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry”

AFA attends workshop on operationalizing the action plan on ‘The ASEAN Guidelines on Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry”

 

(Photo by Grow Asia)

The ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) adopted the Guidelines for Responsible Agro Investments (RAI) last October 2018. A workshop to formulate and Operationalize an Action plan was held July 30-31, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Representatives from three regional/international forest and farm producer organizations (FFPOs)–Asian Farmers’ Association (represented by AFA Secretary General Esther Penunia Banzuela), Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact, and World Farmers Organization–articulated the farmers’ voice in this gathering, highlighting the key roles of family farmers in monitoring agri investments and in striking partnerships with both public and private/business sector in the implementation of agri investments that support sustainable, resilient, agro-ecological, biodiversity -friendly practices and systems in production, processing and marketing and trading aspects , and one that protects and secures rights of family farmers to lands and forests , empowers women and involves the youth. With representatives from both the public and private/business sectors, the FFPO reps called for multi stakeholder processes , inclusion in decision making processes, and investments to expand their reach and services to farmers and build their capacities and skills in policy and program engagement. We have high hopes that the AMAF will also adopt next week a multi-sectoral framework for climate change for agriculture and forestry that will be consistent with the RAI principles. ###

Growing native plants for the rehabilitation of pastures and forestry

Growing native plants for the rehabilitation of pastures and forestry

The Zarafshon Basin Project, supported by the European Union (EU) and in cooperation with WHH (Welthungerhilfe) and Landell Mills, organized a training on the “Rehabilitation of native pasture grasses by collecting and broadcasting” in the upper catchments of Zarafshon Valley, Tajikistan on 1-2 July 2019. […]

2nd SAARC Agri Cooperative Forum

2nd SAARC Agri Cooperative Forum

Forty participants from six member countries of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)–Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka–comprising country focal persons experts from their ministries of agriculture and cooperatives, leaders of farmers organizations implementing the Medium Term Cooperation Phase 2 (MTCP2), a […]


UN Decade of Family Farming

UN Decade of Family Farming


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