250 delegates attend the 2015 IYFF+1 Knowledge Learning Market and Policy Engagement
November 25-26, 2015 | Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Quezon City
On November 25-26, 2015, more than 250 delegates from PAKISAMA and partner farmers organizations (FOs), CSOs and government agencies attended the 2015 Knowledge Learning Market and Policy Engagement (KLMPE) on the theme “IYFF +1 Partnership for Food Security, Nutrition and Climate Resiliency: Increasing Farmers Market Power” and sub-themes on a) Sustainable agriculture and climate resiliency, b) Enlarging farmers market power, and c) Building agri-cooperatives.
The 2015 IYFF+1-KLMPE is a continuing dialogue of action to improve the lives of smallholder family farmers and fishers and their organizations which began in 2014 during the International Year of Family Farming declared by the United Nations. It aims to provide a forum for various stakeholders to exchange on innovations, good practices and lessons learned from successful models, and generate updates on the policies and programs that promote family farming. As one of the key outcomes, the participants agreed to pursue several measures contained in the 2015 IYFF+1 Action Agenda.
At the 2014 IYFF-KLMPE, 370 leaders and representatives of FOs, CSOs and government agencies joined a two-day trade fair and conference to honor smallholder family farmers and fishers who feed the country and the world. In that event, ten policy papers grouped in five key themes were deliberated culminating in the submission to and acceptance by government representatives of what is known as the 2014 Quezon City Declaration
The event is being steered by a Technical Working Group that includes PAKISAMA, Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA), Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (AsiaDHRRA), Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC), We Effect, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Agriculture (DA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
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