Around 250 Filipino farmers and fisher’s organizations, Philippine government, civil society organizations, development partners and farmer an fisher’s organizations from ASEAN member countries will gather on 27-28 November 2017 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila to celebrate the fourth year of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) through a Knowledge Learning Market and Policy Engagement (KLMPE).
In support to the decade-long campaign to promote family farming, the 2017 KLMPE will be a venue for farmer and fisher organizations, the government, CSOs and development partners to share their success stories, good practices, initiatives and innovations, and discuss current issues, policies and programs that promote family farming and inclusive rural transformation. For the first time, the event will include participants from ASEAN members and Asian countries who will also present their cases.
With the theme “Moving Towards Inclusive Rural Transformation”, the IYFF+3-KLMPE aims to stimulate active policies for sustainable development of agricultural systems based on farming families, indigenous groups, cooperatives and fishing families.
The KLMPE is a multi-stakeholder platform managed by a technical working group composed of representatives from the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA), ASEAN Farmers' Organisations' Support Programme (AFOSP)-The Medium Term Cooperation Programme Phase II (MTCP2), 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), Trias, and We Effect.