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AsiaDHRRA statement on AICHR Workshop on Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

  JAKARTA, INDONESIA – AsiaDHRRA, represented by Ms. Mags Catindig and Mr. Chaerul Umam, participated in the “Follow-Up Workshop on Post Millennium Development Goals 2015 and Human Rights” on 15-16 October 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop was organized by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). […]

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AsiaDHRRA participates in FAO-ILO Consultation on Social Protection

BANGKOK, THAILAND — AsiaDHRRA, represented by its Secretary General–Ms. Marlene Ramirez, has been invited to participate in the Regional Consultative Meeting on “Social Protection, Rural Employment and Food Securtiy” from 8-9 October 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.   The consultation aims at “sharing country experiences and enhancing understanding and knowledge of the role of social protection […]

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DHRRA celebrates 40th Anniversary

YANGON, MYANMAR – A simple gathering of some pioneers ,DHRRAs, and partners  marked the celebration of DHRRA 40th founding anniversary. The night was filled with sharing of stories, talents, and culture of DHRRAs. (more…)

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AsiaDHRRA convenes 9th General Assembly

YANGON, MYANMAR — AsiaDHRRA successfully held its 9th General Assembly in Yangon, Myanmar on 2-4 October 2014, hosted by MyanDHRRA. In celebration of 2014 International Year of Family Farming, the GA’s theme is “Empowering Family Farmers and Building Resilient Communities in Rural Asia: The role of civil society organizations, government, and the donor community.”   […]

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AsiaDHRRA Statement in support to the “KM71 Martsang Magniniyog” (coconut farmers’ march) in the Philippines

In support to the cause of 71 coconut farmers from the Philippines undertaking a long march to ask the President of the Philippines to establish a coconut farmers trust fund and in support to measures to ensure agrarian reform is fully implemented in the country     We, member-participants to the 9th Assembly of AsiaDHRRA, a […]

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Asiadhrra to hold 9th General Assembly in Myanmar on October 2-4, 2014

Asiadhrra will hold its 9th General Assembly on October 2-4, 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar.  The event will also commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the DHRRA Network which was born in 1974 in Swanganiwas, Thailand ushering the birth of country DHRRAs accompanied by CENDHRRA until 1994, when AsiaDHRRA was evolved to focus on the regional DHRRA […]

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KTLFA President, Mr. Michael Tun signed the agreement of cooperation with AsiaDHRRA while Fr. Henry Eikhlein, Director of Caritas Pathein and representative of the local government witnessed the signing of the agreement.

Kyone Ta Loke Farmers Association starts implementing its project

A project launching and planning workshop was held recently in Kyone Ta Loke participated by officers, representatives from 6 villages and members of Kyone Ta Loke Farmers Association (KTLFA).  The launching and planning workshop is a start-up activity of KTLFA’s project entitled “Enhancing rice productivity and organizing for collective marketing” involving 3,500 farmers in Eimme […]

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Contract signing between SEaSPOC and AsiaDHRRA.

Asiadhrra facilitates Farm and Livelihood Rehabilitation Projects in Typhoon Yolanda Affected Areas in the Philippines

By Cezar Belangel, Program Manager AsiaDHRRA joined hands with farmer-fisherfolk associations in the rehabilitation efforts in the Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) affected areas in the Visayas Region and in Palawan Province. Together with Fondation de France and AgriCord, AsiaDHRRA set up the Post Yolanda Fund  for Local Initiatives which initially channeled a total of 20 […]

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FASAP successfully concludes Leadership and Organizational Strengthening Project

By Florante Villas Farmers Association for Sustainable Agriculture Production (FASAP) conducted an end-of-the-project evaluation last May 14-15 in FASAP Office and Training Center, Khoun District, Xingkhouang Province. The project entitled “strengthening of leadership and organization capacity of FASAP” is funded by AsiaDHRRA under the Farmers Fighting Poverty programming of AgriCord with support from the DGD […]

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FAKZ gets a boost for organic rice production and marketing

By Florante Villas Farmers Association of Khangvieng Zone (FAKZ) and AsiaDHRRA held a joint planning workshop for a project “Enhancing capacities of 3,000 farmers in organic rice production and marketing.” Attended by officers and farmer-leaders from 9 villages in Khangvieng, the planning workshop facilitated a unity of understanding between and among members and leaders of […]

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New edition of FAO’s “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” released

FAO released their latest edition of the  “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” which highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world. The accompanying  infographic sums it up well. Interestingly, in the report, FAO highlights the very important role of smallholder activities (a perspective and strategy which Asiadhrra strenously promotes in its programs and […]

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