Youth is often the time when a person starts to dream of the future, think of the path to take and boldly and aggressively set his/her life in motion. In many rural villages, to be a farmer is not part of this dreamt future . Farming is a lowly job and does not earn, so better migrate to cities or abroad where there may be more opportunities and adventure. What will then be the future of agriculture and food without young farmers? No farmer, no food. No food, no life.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2015Asia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Asia
All over Asia, small women and men farmers are experiencing extreme and intense weather events brought about by climate change. Almost all of them are caught unprepared by changing climate patterns: rains are heavier, storms and floods occur more often, dry seasons are more intense and last longer. They do not understand why this is happening. All they know is that they have to find a way to adapt to and survive these changes.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsFebruary, 2008Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam
AFA Field Visits and Farmer Interactions 2006-2007
Learning good practices in land reform, organic agriculture and pro-small farmer marketing and trading.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2011Asia
Rising food prices, increasing climate instability and food riots have sparked profound political changes around the world and put agriculture high on the international agenda. What kind of agriculture is best suited to respond to those challenges, however, is the subject of profound disagreement. Too much of the current policy debate on food security, climate change and agriculture assumes that industrial agriculture and related biotechnology are the only options for feeding a growing global population.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2014Asia
As opposed to agribusiness or corporate farming, FAO defined family farming as “a means of organizing agricultural, forestry, fisheries, pastoral and aquaculture production which is managed and operated by a family, both female and male. The family and the farm are linked, co-evolve and combine economic, environmental, reproductive, social and cultural functions.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJanuary, 2012Asia
In the area of Policy Advocacy, we aimed at influencing key inter-governmental regional and international decision-making bodies on common agricultural issues affecting small farmers.
We targeted various inter-government bodies, such as ASEAN (on the frameworks on food security and climate change, as well as FTAs), FAO, IFAD, UNFCCC (on climate financing for adaptation and mitigation), and WB (on the GAFSP project).
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJanuary, 2006Asia
Asian Farmers Association: 2004-2005 Annual Report.
Library ResourceMultimediaJune, 2013Cambodia
Case Study on Successful Marketing Models Between the Farmers and Business Group Cambodia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2015Asia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan
In 2014-2015, the Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) implemented a project entitled “Popularizing the VGGT Among Small Scale Farmers Organizations, Relevant National Government and Inter-governmental Organizations” with the support of the International Land Coalition (ILC).
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2008Asia
Our unsustainable way of life is causing a crisis in our environment at a global scale. Climate change is threatening the future of our planet. The crisis is largely our own doing, and we also have the means to solve it, if we are willing to act on it. Farmers, fishers, and indigenous peoples, who live close to nature for their survival, are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. But they also have a special role to play in addressing climate change. What they need for survival - sustainable and ecological friendly practices - are also what are needed to heal our planet.
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