The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) is a regional alliance of peasant federations and organizations in eleven Asian countries. Established in May 2002, its formation was a fruit of a three-year, Five Farmers’ Exchange Visits held in South Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia. AFA endeavors to build a strong and dynamic regional lobby for genuine agrarian reform and sustainable rural development, while facilitating the sxchange of creativelocal grassroots initiatives that attempt to address the roots of rural poverty. It aims to promote and advocate for the rights of Asian farmers, promote cooperation and solidarity among Asian farmers and support capacity building among them.
Currently, its regular members include Aliansi Petani Indonesia, Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA) in the Philippines, Sor Kor Por in Thailand, Korean Advanced Farmers’ Federation (KAFF) in South Korea and Taiwan Wax Apple Development Association. Its associate members include the Vietnam Farmers’ Union and Jeonkuk Sae-Nongminhoe (Best Farmers’ Association) in South Korea.
Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)
Rm 206 Partnership Center
59 C. Salvador St., Loyola Heights,
1108 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: (632) 436-4640
Telefax: (632) 436-4640