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AsiaDHRRA trains farmer leaders on community organizing, project and knowledge management

Tacloban City, Philippines – AsiaDHRRA, in partnership with PhilDHRRA and PAKISAMA, conducted a training-workshop with a theme: Basic Orientation on Community Organizing an Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation from 31 January to 2 February 2015.
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AsiaDHRRA kicks off 2015 International Year of Soils with ISFM Training

28 January 2015, Ormoc City, Philippines — In celebration of the 2015 International Year of Soils, AsiaDHRRA conducted a training-workshop on Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) from 26th-28th January 2015. Participants were volunteer farmer agri-technicians from the farmers’ organizations being supported by the Post-Yolanda Fund for Local Initiatives.

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AsiaDHRRA launches new project with coffee farmers in Indonesia

14 December 2014, Bengkulu, Indonesia – AsiaDHRRA inked partnership agreement with Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI) for the project, entitled: “Improving position of small coffee farmers in the value chain through cooperation in marketing of coffee for increased market benefit.”

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The project covers six sub-districts of Reja Lebong Regency and eight sub-districts of Kepahiang Regency in Bengkulu province. It will be implemented until September 2015.

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AsiaDHRRA co-organizes IYFF Knowledge Learning Market and Policy Engagement

25 November 2014, Quezon City, Philippines — AsiaDHRRA together with the Government of the Philippines (GoP)—through the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)—the International Fund for Agriculture and Organization (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organizations (FAO),PhilDHRRA, PAKISAMA, ANGOC, and, Philippines Agri-agency Synergy recently hosted the national celebration of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), dubbed as IYFF Philippines Knowledge and Learning Market – Policy Engagement (IYFF Ph KLM-PE) on 24-25 November 2014.

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ADB, AsiaDHRRA host 2014 AgriCord General Assembly

26 November 2014, Pasig City, Philippines – The AgriCord held its Board Meeting and annual General Assembly on 26 and 28 November 2014, and was co-hosted by AsiaDHRRA and the ADB at its Headquarters in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines. The Advisory Committee to the Farmers’ Fighting Poverty composed of regional (continental) Farmers’ Organizations  was also convened and  pursued a thematic discussion on the role of  FOs in mobilizing investments and risk capital. IFAD HQ and Philippines, the ADB, and the agri-agencies provided relevant inputs during the session.
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PH Agri-agencies host IYFF Partnership Night

24 November 2014, Quezon City, Philippines – The agri-agencies in the Philippines (PH Synergy)—Agriterra, AsiaDHRRA, CSA, Trias,  and We Effect, —hosted the IYFF Knowledge Learning Market-Policy Engagement (IYFF KLM-PE) Partnership Night, which aimed to introduce AgriCord and PH Synergy to the engaging government agencies, partner farmers organizations, and other civil society groups.
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