Representatives from 13 national farmers’ organizations (FOs) from the Philippines, among them AFA (Asian Farmers Association) which is WRF's member, attended a national forum, which tackled among others three pressing issues currently facing the farmers’ sector:
1.- access to land and productive resources
2.- food security and sustainable agriculture amidst climate change...
November 13-14, Brasilia.
Before the oficial chronicle of our colleagues in Brazil, Mari Luz Iñarra and Jose Antonio Osaba, we want to describe some of the significant moments of the meeting held this past weekend...
Tomorrow, November the 13th begins, in Brazilia, the America Continental Meeting of the IYFF Campaign.
The main objectives of this meeting can be summarized in the followings:
- To have a description of American family farming (challenges, dangers, opportunities, weak points).
- To define the action plan with strategies and commitments to push the Campaign at local, national and regional level.
The Pan-European office of IUCN and the IFOAM EU Group kindly invite you to the conference: Biodiversity and Organic Farming – a win-win partnership-
The Handbook “Organic farming and biodiversity in Europe: examples from the Polar Circle to Mediterranean regions” will be launched at this event.
Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika, who is also the current chairman of the African Union (AU), has urged African ministers of Agriculture and Finance to lobby for subsidies in the agriculture sector. Mutharika was speaking in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe, Thursday, when he opened an Africa Agriculture ministers' summit, organized by the African Union Commission.
Western donor nations and agencies have previously advised African governments against subsidizing their agriculture sector, calling subsidies 'expensive and unsustainable'.
After two weeks of negotiations, this Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has concluded. 190 nations gathered in Nagoya recognize the importance of biodiversity and to halt the destruction of important natural ecosystems on the planet.
As elements to highlight during the convention to say that...
On October 24th 2010 was held in Lilongwe, Malawi, the African Encounter on the Campaign for the proclamation by the UN of the International Year of the Family Farming-IYFF.
More than 60 representatives of the 5 Peasant Federations of the continent and many rural development NGOs gathered to share a tight schedule...
The Department of Agriculture from the Philippines Government gives its official support to the IYFF Campaign
The Department of Agriculture, Government of the Philippines, through its Secretary Mr. Proceso J. Alcalá, sent the official letter to support the Campaign IYFF.
We would like to express our deepest thanks to our partners from the Philippines (PhilDHRRA, AFA, AsiaDHRRA) who have worked with great effort to achieve this key milestone.
And congratulations to all the friends who are working in favour of the International Year of Family Farming!
Last October 24th was held the African Continental Meeting of the IYFF Campaign. The five African Farmers Federations (EAFF, PROPAC, ROPPA, SACAU, UMAGRI) attended the meeting besides many NGO working in rural development in Africa.
Mr. Mamadoud Cissocko, Honour President of ROPPA, insisted in the fact that the Campaign compiles and puts in order the main issues that African Farmers organizations have been claiming during the last years. And he encouraged the participants in the Encounter to assume specific commitments to promote and boost the Campaign within the different forums and nets where they are represented.
FAO has launched the Second Report on the State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the definitive healthcheck on the biodiversity of crops. Much has changed since FAO published its last report twelve years ago, including an acceleration of climate change, making the conservation and the utilization of genetic resources even more pressing.