The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), the Peoples’ Campaign on Agrarian Reform Network (AR Now!), and the International Land Coalition (ILC) Asia are pleased to invite you to the Learning Exchange, Making Small-scale Farming Viable and Resilient in the New Normal: Ensuring a brighter future for family farmers in Asia-Pacific, on December 7, 2021, from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM Philippine Standard Time (GMT+8). This virtual event will gather representatives of farmers’ organizations, civil society organizations, government agri agencies, researchers, and donors.
The event will feature case studies around agricultural innovations and strategies, resilience building, and farm-to-market solutions such as integrated family farm enterprises and cooperatives, among others. The concept note with the agenda is attached to this letter. At the end of the event participants should be able to:
- Recognize the advocacy strategies and innovations that have successfully enabled men, women, and young farmers to address their challenges, whilst contributing to sustainable food systems transformation;
- Understand the factors that can affect the sustainability and economic viability of small-scale farming in today’s context; and
- Identify lessons and prospects for building smallholder farmers’ resilience.