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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
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.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2006
Japan
Philippines
South-Eastern Asia

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Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2005
Asia
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam

Agrarian reform, or AR, is the redistribution of public and private agricultural lands, regardless of produce and tenurial arrangement, to landless farmers and regular farm workers, to include support services and other arrangements alternative to distribution of land such as production/profi t sharing, labor organization, or distribution of shares of stock.

Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2005
Asia
Global

During the Millennium Summit of the United Nations (UN) in September 2000, 147 Head of States and Governments and 191 member-states adopted the Millennium Declaration. The Declaration embodies structured development goals and targets.

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