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Acronym: 
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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Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2008
Asia

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.

Institutional & promotional materials
February 2008
Indonesia
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.

Multimedia
January 2008
Asia

A short video documentary of AFA's participation (through its Indonesia member Aliansi Petani Indonesia or API) in activities organized by civil society organizations (CSOs) parallel to the conferences of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), such as the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) and the third session of the meeting of the parties to

Multimedia
January 2008
Asia

A short video documentary of AFA's participation (through its Indonesia member Aliansi Petani Indonesia or API) in activities organized by civil society organizations (CSOs) parallel to the conferences of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), such as the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) and the third session of the meeting of the parties to

Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2007
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Botswana
China
Congo
Cuba
Ivory Coast
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Jamaica
Kenya
Mauritius
Mongolia
Montserrat
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Republic of Korea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Senegal
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Uganda
Tanzania
Venezuela
Zambia
Zimbabwe

A Special Product (SP) is an agricultural product “out of the WTO” in that they are not subject to tariff reductions, i. e. Countries can keep the right to maintain protective tariffs on certain agricultural products that are essential for food security, rural development, and farmers’ livelihoods.

Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2006
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Botswana
China
Congo
Cuba
Ivory Coast
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Jamaica
Kenya
Mauritius
Mongolia
Montserrat
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Peru
Philippines
Republic of Korea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Senegal
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Uganda
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe

The World Trade Organization (WTO) hailed the recent Hong Kong Sixth Ministerial Meeting last December 2005 as a positive movement towards the conclusion of the Doha Development Round. The round was supposedly geared towards ensuring that trade contributes to the development objectives of least developed and developing countries.

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