Organic farming at the Center stage in South East Asia

Title Organic farming at the Center stage in South East Asia
Contributor La Via Campesina
Author Irma Yanny, James S.L.Tadeo, Raphael M. Baladad
Content In a first part, this publication gives technical feedbacks and analysis on Sustainable Rice Based Farming Systems in the Philippines. The book concludes that Organic farming is undeniably, one of the best broad-based development strategies that can be employed to revitalize the agriculture sector. With that said and given that most Southeast Asian countries are dependent on rice, effective organic rice farming can help address not only rural poverty but food security woes across the region.

In a second part, it highlights the main results of a regional exchange on agroecology that took place in the Philippines between South East Asian members of la Via Campesina (from Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Timor Leste).

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2013
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES, South Corea, Taiwan, THAILAND, TIMOR-LESTE, Vietnam
Link http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/publications-mainmenu-30

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Women, families and communities in Aceh

Title Women, families and communities in Aceh
Contributor AgriCultures Network
Author Gavin Tinning
Content In 2004 the province of Aceh in Indonesia was affected by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. The impact on rural communities was particularly harsh, exacerbating the existing poverty and poor living conditions caused by a long separatist conflict. A network of women farmers established under these difficult circumstances is not only benefitting its participants, but also their families and communities.

Farming Matters | 28.3 | September 2012
Photo: R. Lines-Kelly

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language
Asia INDONESIA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/farmer-organisations/women-families-communities-aceh/at_download/article_pdf

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The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South

Title The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South
Contributor Greenpeace
Author Nicholas Parrott, Terry Marsden
Content This report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges of establishing an organic farming movement that “can increase food security, reduce poverty and protect environmental resources” in the Southern hemisphere. Even though the report asserts that government policies are still needed to encourage the extension of organic farming, several positive trends are identified through a number of worldwide case studies.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia INDIA, INDONESIA
Africa BURKINA FASO, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, MALI, TANZANIA
South America PERU
Link http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/planet-2/report/2002/1/the-real-green-revolution.pdf

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Agroecology and Advocacy: Innovations in Asia

Title Agroecology and Advocacy: Innovations in Asia
Contributor Asian Farmers’ Association, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Author Asian Farmers’ Association, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Content The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Development and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy have produced a new report documenting successful approaches in three countries: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia. The three case studies presented in this report represent successful approaches, both in terms of the techniques they have applied, and because of the active involvement of farmers’ organizations in changing the policies needed to ensure their success.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES
Link http://tinyurl.com/cbrnskl

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Putting Farmers First in Sustainable Agriculture Practices

Title Putting Farmers First in Sustainable Agriculture Practices
Contributor Third World Network
Author Hira Jhamtani
Content This paper describes key principles and approaches of sustainable agriculture, particularly at local community level, as a key alternative to GM crops and industrial agriculture systems. This is followed by an account of the successes of sustainable agri-culture practices in some parts of developing countries, illustrated by three case studies.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2007
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, INDONESIA
Link http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/end/pdf/end05.pdf

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Puzzles for innovation

Title Puzzles for innovation
Contributor Agriculturesnetwork.org, ILEIA
Author ILEIA, University of Applied Science, Van Hall Larenstein
Content The writers wanted to encourage the Afghan community by showing that the development processes they are experiencing are not different to those seen elsewhere, even if the general context is particularly difficult.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2011
Language English
Asia AFGHANISTAN, INDONESIA
Africa BENIN, ETHIOPIA, GHANA, MOZAMBIQUE, SOUTH AFRICA, TANZANIA, Zimbabwe
Link http://tinyurl.com/bw39lao

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