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AFA

We are a regional alliance of 17 national federations and organizations of small scale women and men farmers and producers from 13 countries in Asia.

We were established in 2002 after a series of farmers’ exchange visits (FEVs) organized by our strategic NGO partner, AsiaDHRRA (Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia).

In these five FEVs, conducted over three years, we saw the great need to come, share, learn and act together to-wards our common desire for a better quality of life for ourselves, our families, and our farming communities.

AFA invites national farmers’ organiza-tions as members and works with NGOs in facilitating the formation of national farmers’ organizations and in continuously building their capacities.

It convenes a General Assembly every two years and an Executive Committee meeting every semester.

Our Vision

We envision our rural farming communities as:

  • Self-reliant, educated, happy, healthy, peaceful, and prosperous–free from hunger and poverty.
  • Having access to and control over our lands, other basic productive resources, goods and services.
  • Having access to fair markets for our products.
  • Nurturing our farmlands via appro-priate, integrated, and environment-friendly practices and technologies.
  • Participating in development processes through politically strong, socially responsive, culturally sensitive and economically viable FOs.

Our Mission

We aim to be:

  • A strong and influential voice of small- scale women and men farmers in Asia.
  • A strong lobby and advocacy group for farmers’ rights and development, genuine agrarian reform, and main- streaming sustainable agriculture in regional and national policies and programs.
  • A facilitator in the trading and marketing of our members’ products.
  • A venue for solidarity and exchange of information on agriculture and farmers’ development for our members.

Our Peasant Agenda

Together, we work to:

  1. Promote sustainable agricultural policies and practices.
  2. Study and promote alternatives to economic globalization.
  3. Promote agriculture among the young.
  4. Promote fair and just treatment of small-scale women and men farmers.
  5. Promote food sovereignty measures.
  6. Promote farmer-to-farmer market exchanges.
  7. Push for provisions on access to farm resources and rural development, and protection of small-scale women and men farmers’ rights in Asian inter-governmental bodies (ASEAN, SAARC, etc)
  8. Support environmentally-friendly adaptation and mitigation measures for climate change.
  9. Strengthen AFA at the national and regional levels.

Asian Farmers' Association Resources

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Multimedia
November 2013
South-Eastern Asia

Sophal Uon, Chairperson of AFA, talks about what the MTCP2 means for farmers and farmer organizations in Southeast Asia (22 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand)

 

Reports & Research
September 2013
Cambodia
Laos
Philippines
Thailand

The agri food system across the globe is fast restructuring. While smallholder farmers remain to be a major stakeholder, situation changes from where “the farm producing what the household consumes and consumes what the farm produce” to “the farm sourcing inputs outside the farms and producing beyond the farm for other households/communities/cities as well”.

Reports & Research
June 2013
Cambodia
Philippines
Southern Asia

“In Cambodia, Thida is happy. Her organization, Farmer and Nature Net (FNN), encouraged her to start raising organic pigs to sell to the market. A partner NGO, the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), gave her the necessary training on how to raise pigs the organic and healthy way.

Multimedia
May 2013
Indonesia

Farmers in Boyolali District in Central Java, Indonesia are producing and marketing organic rice through their organization APPOLI (Organic Farmers Alliance Boyolali). The organizatino is doing consumer awareness activities and implementing an Internal Control System (ICS) to guarantee quality, traceability, and organic certification of rice.

Multimedia
February 2013
Indonesia

Land Investments in Indonesia

Multimedia
October 2012
Asia

This video presents the experiences of small scale women and men farmers, fishers, and indigenous peoples with agricultural land investments and their impact on their lives and livelihoods.

Multimedia
October 2012
Asia

CSO Asia Representative Report

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