Cold Chain Asia

AFMA was invited to deliver welcoming speech at the Cold Chain Asia to support SDGs on food lost and food waste

 

SDG Week at UNCC

AFMA co-organized the Workshop on Promoting Cross-border Agricultural Trade for Sustainable Development at UNCC during 28-30 November, 2016.
This platform will be a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the international community, civil society and the private sector and provide them with: 

(1) an enabling environment for knowledge sharing and engaging in technical level discussions on different aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and
(2) the opportunity to provide feedback on the support required from ESCAP and other development partners as they prepare to implement the 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development at the national level.

 

Chinese Taipei International Fruit & Vegetable Show 2016

AFMA was invited to  to present on Sustainable Food Value Chain and exhibit at Chinese Taipei  Fruit and Vegetable show 10-12 November, 2016.

 

Agricultural and Food Task Force of the United Nations ESCAP Business Advisory Council

Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific initiated and Co-Chair Agricultural and Food Task Force of UNESCAP Business Advisory Council during 11th EBAC Meeting and 2nd ESBN Meeting on 31 Oct 2016 to 1 Nov 2016 at UNCC (United Nations Convention Center) Bangkok

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PGS+ to Sustainable Value Chain

Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific (AFMA) and Vintage Farm D are partnering and working on the “Sustainable Value Chain Programme” through the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and PGS+ practice with smallholder farmers in many parts of Thailand. 

In general, PGS (Participatory Guarantee System) is one of the guidelines to guarantee the organic farming locally, it will bring more benefit to include reliable and affordable guarantee system when delivering the produces into the upscale markets. Thus, the + on PGS is achieved by adding the Pesticide Residues Testing as a quality assurance and value addition to PGS organic farmers. All kinds of produces especially, local vegetables to reflect biodiversity and support the food security from smallholder farmers will be quality-checked and certified before delivering to mindful consumers.

According to the PGS+ practice, the + sign will represent agro-ecological practice and reliable Pesticide Residues Testing and certification as the quality assurance and value addition for  PGS+ organic farmers, it empowers small holder farmers to do organic farming with  safety assurance at most affordable cost. This will bring market accessibility and reasonable revenue from their produces. This programme will also directly benefit the mindful consumers to consume the safe food at most reasonable price, moreover, as mindful consumer, they will be a major part of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).

On 16th of September, at 2 p.m., AFMA and Vintage Farm D will host the warmest event for the organic vegetable lovers at Gourmet Market, Emquartier. We will present on major points of 

1). How does the PGS+ effectively benefit to both the small holder farmers and the mindful consumers? and
2). What are the real keys to make this scheme sustainable? 

As key stakeholders, children from the families who are learning and practicing organic farming will share their inspiring story as a key success factor for “Sustainable Value Chain” along with the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) for PGS+ organic farmers.

 

Regional Roundtable on World Programme for Census of Agriculture (WCA 2020)

AFMA organized the "Regional Roundtable on World Programme for Census of Agriculture (WCA 2020)" at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok, Thailand during 19-23 September, 2016.

There were the delegates from 22 countries including the resource persons from FAO-ROME and FAO-RAP to share the experiences of their counties for Census of Agriculture.

 

The 36th Session of the Executive Committee Meeting and
the 18th Session of the General Assembly of AFMA

The 36th Session of the Executive Committee Meeting and the 18th Session of the General Assembly of AFMA had been held at the Millennium Hilton Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand on 19 August 2016. The Chairperson for 2017 to 2018 is from the National Cooperative Development Corporation, India and Vice Chairperson is from the Ministry of Food, Government of the people's Republic of Bangladesh.

 

SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2016

AFMA presented and exhibited  Sustainable Value Chain model at SIMA ASEAN at IMPACT convention center during 8-10 September, 2016

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

AFMA Executive Director visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand to discuss about AFMA's mission and membership programme.

 

Afforestation and Organic Rice Plantation for Mother's Day 2016

AFMA and Clump Foundation mobilized SDG 2 and 15 through Land Art organic rice plantation and Afforestation to celebrate Thailand National Mother's Day

 

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Organic & Natural Expo 2016

AFMA was invited to disseminate Agro-ecology and sustainable value chain within one of the largest organic exhibition in Asia.

 

Regional Training Programme on Agribusiness Public-Private Partnerships and Territorially-Bound Investment Instrumentals for Agro-Industrial Development

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific (AFMA) co-organized the “Regional Training Programme on Agribusiness Public-Private Partnerships and Territorially-Bound Investment Instrumentals for Agro-Industrial Development” at Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand during 20-22 July 2016.

Through FAO's facilitation, honorable delegates from 10 countries had contributed the Agribusiness-PPP successful model in their respective countries. 

 

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Rapid Test of Pesticide Residues in Vegetables and Fruits Training in Thailand

AFMA Secretariat, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Royal Project Foundation congratulate Government representatives from the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal on the completion of Rapid Test of Pesticide Residues in Vegetables and Fruits training in Thailand.

 

AFMA Internship Programme

Journey of coffee by AFMA's interns from ISB.

Edited and filmed by : Genie Pakvisal

Narrated by : Plearn Aroonchote

Music : Petal hugs ft. blankts

A short video of the Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific (AFMA) event at the Neilson Hays Library.
 

A Cup of Coffee for One More Tree

AFMA and CLUMP Foundation ( www.clump-life.org ) strengthen up orgainc value chain and agroforestry through "A Cup of Coffee for One More Tree" coffee workshop. Participants learn about shade-grown coffee process and latte art. The training fees will be used for reforestration and shade-grown organic coffee programme.

 

Biochar and Activated Charcoal

AFMA catalyzed and mobilized BioChar and Activated Charcoal programme by replacing pollution from buring farm leaves and wooden branches to lowcost-high temperature heating system. The pollution control process will create Biochar and Pure Activated Charcoal for multi-purpose usage including soil improvement and water filtering system.  Continue Reading

 

AFMA mobilized AgroForestry and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

AFMA mobilized AgroForestry and Sustainable Development Goal 2 at Thailand Coffee Festival, Queen Sirikit National Conference Centre (QSNCC). 

 

AFMA mobilized Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)

AFMA mobilized Sustainable Development Goal 2 and 15 at Thailand Food Expo 2016 and Hilton International Hotel.