AsiaDHRRA to launch ReCoERDO-Asia

Yogyakarta, Indonesia — AsiaDHRRA will be formally launching its new program, entitled, Regional Cooperation to Empower Rural Development Organizations in Asia or ReCoERDO-Asia on 18 May 2016 in Sheraton Resort, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. AsiaDHRRA has recently signed a five-year Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the European Commission (EC). The FPA aims to: Develop the capacities of […]

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AsiaDHRRA, EC sign 5-year Framework Partnership Agreement

Brussels, Belgium – AsiaDHRRA, represented by its Secretary General, Ms. Marlene Ramirez, signed the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the European Commission (EC), represented by Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.  The FPA is a five-year development cooperation between the Commission and select global and regional umbrella civil society organizations. The […]

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AsiaDHRRA sits in the 11th ASEAN SOC-COM

Jakarta, Indonesia – AsiaDHRRA, represented by its Secretary General, Ms. Marlene Ramirez, joined in the 11th Coordinating Conference on the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (11th SOC-COM) on 29-30 March 2016 at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.  The 11th SOC-COM was participated by heads of ASEAN Sectoral bodies under ASEAN Socio-Cultural Committee (ASSC), other relevant bodies […]

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CSO Statement to 33rd FAO Asia Pacific Regional Conference, 7-11 March 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Honourable Chairperson, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates and Observers, Ladies and Gentlemen We, 54 representatives of small farmers, landless, rural women, fishers, agricultural workers, pastoralists and herders, indigenous peoples, consumers, youth and NGOs representing 39 national, regional and international CSOs coming from 17 countries met in conjunction with the 33rd FAO APRC. We thank the FAO for […]

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AsiaDHRRA, DHRRA Malaysia Co-Organize CSO Consultation Pre-33rd FAO APRC

Sengalor, Malaysia –  The CSO AdHoc Committee for FAO Engagement (AHC), International Planning Committee (IPC), together with local CSO hosts: DHRRA Malaysia (member of AsiaDHRRA) and PANGGAU (member of La Via Campecina), with support from FAO Regional Office, organized the CSO Consultation in conjunction with the 33rd FAO Asia Pacific Regional Conference (APRC) on 5-6 […]

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AsiaDHRRA Secretariat Gears up for 2016

Baguio City, Philippines – AsiaDHRRA Secretariat held its 2015 Assessment and 2016 Annual Planning on 23-27 February 2016. The annual assessment cum planning workshop also served as preliminary operational planning as the network prepares for its new flagship program for 2016-2016: Regional Cooperation on Empowering Rural Development Organizations in Asia (ReCoERDO-Asia).  

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AsiaDHRRA in the 6th Global Farmers Forum

Rome, Italy – AsiaDHRRA, represented by its Secretary General, participates in the 6th Global Farmers’ Forum held at the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) headquarters in Rome, Italy on 15-17 February 2016. This biennial forum is IFAD’s bottom-up process of consulting and having a dialogue with smallholders farmers’ and rural producers’ organizations across the […]

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AsiaDHRRA, MyanDHRRA train FO and NGO leaders on market bargaining power

Yangon, Myanmar – AsiaDHRRA and MyanDHRRA organized a training-workshop, entitled: “Strategies on Building Small Farmers’ Market Bargaining Power”, which gathered around 32 representatives from national and local farmers organizations, local and international NGOs, research institutions, and, faith-based groups working with small farmers. It was held on 21-23 January 2016 at Myanmar Sports Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar. […]

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AsiaDHRRA, MyanDHRRA to host workshop on market empowerment of small farmers

This training workshop aims to develop understanding of participants and enhance their skills in utilizing available strategies and tools to build small producers market bargaining power.  The participants’ insights and views will also serve as guide in succeeding capacity building activities. The participants include representatives from national and local farmers’ organizations, civil society/NGOs, and faith-based […]

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FO Leaders from Yolanda Affected Areas Visit Successful Agri-Coops

Batangas, Philippines – Nine farmer leaders representing farmers associations in the provinces of Eastern Samar and Leyte (Region 8) and the province of Palawan went on learning visits to Soro-Soro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC) on 23 November 2015 and to Buklod Unlad Multi Purpose Cooperative on 28 November 2015. Both cooperatives are located in the […]

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National and Local Groups of Farmers Discuss Strengthening of Agri-Coops in PH

Quezon City, Philippines – At least 80 representatives of local and national farmers’ associations and cooperatives gather during the National Forum on Agri-Cooperatives on 27 November 2015 at Institute of Social Order, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. It was led by PAKISAMA, with support from AsiaDHRRA, CSA, We Effect, Trias, Agriterra, NATCCO, FSSI, PhilDHRRA, […]

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