Young Organic Farmers 2020: Organic Seeds Production Training

Organic Seeds Production Training Training period is between 1-14 August 2020 Online Training Introduction: We have lost seeds varieties and food security from the mainstream agriculture system. Seeds production become limitation and professionalization, good quality seeds become commercialization, and adapt to chemical production method. The Open Pollination (OP) seeds are essential for resilience and sustainability […]

Webinar on COVID-19: Deglobalisation and the opportunity for food sovereignty, 9 July 2020

COVID-19 has exposed multiple weaknesses and failures of the corporate and finance capital dominated, globalized world we live in.  As lockdowns around the world kicked in, global and national supply chains of essential goods and services were disrupted. Decades of neoliberal and austerity policies manifested in the overload and collapse of public health systems in […]

About chemical pesticide ban troubles farmers, industries

Cr: LaoFAB Update on Chemical pesticide issue in Thailand, Asia and abroad as below: Thailand’s chemical pesticide ban troubles farmers, industries BANGKOK (Reuters), JUNE 1, 2020- Thailand enforced a ban on Monday on two agricultural chemicals widely regarded as toxic to humans, prompting claims from farmers they will face losses, while environmental campaigners welcomed a step […]

WEBINAR: June 4th, 2020 “Exploring the ‘new normal’ in Global Food Systems; the role of the private sector and Public-Private Partnerships”

The Value chain Capacity Building Network (VCB-N), is organizing a series of Webinars around the theme “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains – What we can do to mitigate the impact”  The objective of the series is to provide an opportunity to assess the impact of the current crises on the ground […]

FAO/OIE/WFP/WHO food safety webinar – Food safety in the “new normal”, Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Have you noticed that you are now washing your hands more properly than the last year?  It is an important yet unique opportunity on the second observance of World Food Safety Day that we all have a chance to reflect how our continuous and new food safety actions could fit into the “new normal” era. Over the last […]

The Research and Extension Unit (AGDR) presents a webinar on: EXTENSION AND ADVISORY SERVICES:  at frontline of COVID-19 response ensuring food security in Asia Tuesday, 19th May 2020

The Research and Extension Unit (AGDR) presents a webinar on: EXTENSION AND ADVISORY SERVICES: at frontline of COVID-19 response ensuring food security in Asia Tuesday, 19th May 2020 At 8:30 in Rome 14:30 in Beijing, 12:00 in New Delhi time, 13:30 in Vientiane, 16:30 in Sydney For registration, please click here   The global impact of the […]

VCB-N Webinar 3: “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains – What we can do to mitigate the impact on service delivery to different actors in the value chain”

VCB-N Webinar 3: “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains – What we can do to mitigate the impact on service delivery to different actors in the value chain” The Value Chain Capacity Building Network (VCB-N), is organizing a series of Webinars around the theme of “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value […]

Impact of COVID-19 on small holder farmers & traders in Lao PDR

STATEMENT Support Family Farmers as Frontliners in the Fight to Eradicate COVID-19 We are leaders and members of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development, with 20 member organizations and cooperatives in 16 countries in Asia, comprising around 13 million small scale women and men family farmers, fishers, forest dwellers, indigenous peoples, pastoralists, and […]

Proceedings of VCB-N Webinar 1: “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains – What we can do to mitigate the impact!”

This webinar is hosted by VCBN for anyone who is interested in learning more about what we can do to support agricultural value chains and how to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and listen to potentially policy considerations from four representatives, who shared their different Covid-19 perspectives. The 2nd Webinar on 5th of May […]

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Farmers in Asia and the Pacific

Original source: http://www.asiapacificfarmersforum.net/ Farmers and fishers are the hardest hit during this global crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries decided to close their borders for the time being to contain the spread of the virus, and consequently, this affected the livelihood of farmers and fishers. Lockdowns and quarantines resulted in a lack of […]