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KTLFA, PDCI farmer leaders exchange learning visits

Bula, Camarines Sur – AsiaDHRRA hosted the learning exchange visits of 2 farmers from Kyone Ta Loke Farmers Associations (KTLFA) in Pathein Myanmar, and, 2 farmers from Pecuaria Development Cooperative, Inc. (PDCI) on 18 – 28 February 2015. the KTLFA implements a cooperation on rice farming and marketing with financing from AsiaDHRRA through the Farmers’ Fighting Poverty (FFP) of  AgriCord/DGIS.

Mr. Soe Min and Mr. Sa Aung Kyaw Min of KTLFA first visited the PDCI office and some of its members’ farms in Bula, Camarines Sur, Philippines to be introduced to integrated/diversified organic farming and production.

The 2 were then joined by Mr. Ludem Molina (PDCI) and Mr. Randy Rabina (PAKISAMA Bicol), together with AsiaDHRRA team, to a meeting with FPSDC-UMFI in its new warehouse at Pasig City, Philippines. Ms. Tetay Plantilla, Chief Executive Officer of Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative (FPSDC), discussed the marketing/business model of UMFI. She and her staff also gave a tour around their production area.
Mr. Molina and Mr. Rabina then visited Myanmar to share some of their rice and organic fertilizer production practices. The 2 farmer technicians were generously hosted by the Karuna Myanmar Social Services Diocese of Pathein.

This farmer-to-farmer (f2f) approach is part of FFP and AsiaDHRRA’s strategy for effective transfer of agricultural technologies.

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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 organizes MTCP 2’s learning exchange forum on seeds

8 December 2014, Quezon City, Philippines – AsiaDHRRA organized a forum, entitled: “Harvesting Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities on Seeds in Asia and the Pacific: A Learning Exchange Forum” on 5-7 December 2014 at Brentwood Suits, Quezon City, Philippines.   It was participated in by FO representatives from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Islands who belong to the MTCP2 cooperation among farmers’ organizations. Continue Reading →

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Vietdhrra hosts exchange visit of Philippine Agri Teachers

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CAEV-Vietdhrra hosted an an exchange visit by teachers and professors from the Nueva Vizcaya State University of the Philippines where they learned how CAEV-Vietdhrra utilizes participatory approach in promoting agricultural extension services and gender-responsive activities in the rural communities of Vietnam.


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Asiadhrra participates in international agri seminar on FO participation

Asiadhrra was invited to present on  the involvement of farmers’ organizations in public programs during the International Agricultural Seminar entitled “How to Better Involve Farmers’ Organizations in Agricultural Public Programs? “ held on November 28th-29th2012, at the Auditorium International,  International Trade Union House Boulevard du Roi Albert II, No. 5 / 2 B-1210 Brussels.  The event was organized by Collectif Stratégies Alimentaires (CSA).

Ms. Marlene Ramirez, Asiadhrra Secretary-General  presented the highlights of the Knowledge Management Learning Session that was recently co-organized together with AFA, CSA, and FNN.

Asia participation was also through Mr. Dinh Nguyen of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VNFU) and Mr. Cesar Belangel of PAKISAMA, a national farmers’ federation in the Philippines.

Download the PPT (right click, “save link as…”): Supporting Inclusive Planning of country projects financed by (GAFSP) – Asiadhrra presentation

Download the Seminar Program

Visit CSA website..

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Asiadhrra participates in the 4th Farmers Forum

IFAD 4th Farmers ForumMs. Marlene Ramirez, representing the Asiadhrra network, joined the Fourth Meeting of the Farmers Forum (FAFO)  held on Feburary 20-21, 2012 at the IFAD Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

The Farmers’ Forum “is an on-going, bottom-up process of consultation and dialogue between small farmers’ and rural producers’ organizations (FOs), IFAD and governments, focused on agricultural and rural development and poverty reduction. The Forum is rooted in concrete partnerships and collaborations at the country and regional levels. The Farmers’ Forum was born in 2005 and it meets every two years for a global consultation, in conjunction with the Governing Council of IFAD.

The Fourth Farmers’ Forum highlighted the importance of the participation of the youth in agriculture by  “inviting young farmers and representatives of rural youth movements [to the meeting]… share experiences and views of young rural people from different regions and to contribute to the formulation of successful policies and programmes.

More info on the Fourth Farmers’ Forum here….

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