PH celebrates IYFF 2016 via knowledge and learning market

news national 1 pix 1 nov. 14 2016The Departments of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Agriculture (DA) led by the International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD) will celebrate the second year of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in the Philippines on November 17 and 18 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Convention Hall in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City.

With the theme “IYFF+2 Engaging development partners towards sustainable development of smallholder/family farmers,” the IFAD will once again conduct a Knowledge and Learning Market—Policy Engagement (KLM-PE) to continuously promote the fishing families and smallholder farming to ensure food security and alleviate poverty in the countryside.

IFAD Country Programme Officer Jerry E. Pacturan said the KLM-PE would gather more than 200 leaders from the farmers and fisher organizations, civil society, government agencies, development partners and other stakeholders to share innovations and good practices.

“In this 2-day event, we will have learning sessions with various rural groups where they will focus on discussing opportunities, challenges and trends that affect farming families. These sessions will include concepts and cases that would showcase good and innovative practices in rural development,” said Pacturan.

The IFAD is the lead facilitator in the conduct of KLM-PE in the Philippines.