Youth Leadership for Secured Land Rights and Strong Family Farming Systems
Organisation: Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)
Location: the Philippines
With Asia facing an ageing farming population, the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) is aiming to attract youth to agriculture as a priority by strengthening their agency. With support from the International Land Coalition, Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Forest and Farm Facility (FAO-FFF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), AFA implemented a series of leadership trainings that resulted in the formation of 10 young farmers’ committees at the national level and one at the regional level. It has developed strategic plans and leadership for these organisations, has enabled their representation at national and regional events and has supported start-up agri-enterprises in different countries.