AsiaDHRRA traces its earliest roots to the 1974 Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia Workshop (DHRRAW) held in Thailand. It is a regional partnership of eleven (11) social development networks and organizations in eleven (11) Asian nations that envisions Asian rural communities that are just, free, prosperous, living in peace and working in solidarity towards self-reliance. To achieve this, the network’s mission is to be an effective

  1. Promoter and catalyst of partnership relations, creating opportunities for genuine people-to-people dialogue and exchange;
  2. Facilitator of human resource development processes in the rural areas; and
  3. Mobilizer of expertise & opportunities for the strengthening of solidarity and kinship among Asian rural communities.
Acronym
AsiaDHRRA

Location

59 C. Salvador Street, Loyola Heights 1108 Quezon City
Philippines
PH

Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia Resources

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Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2007
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Botswana
China
Congo
Cuba
Ivory Coast
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Jamaica
Kenya
Mauritius
Mongolia
Montserrat
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Republic of Korea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Senegal
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Uganda
Tanzania
Venezuela
Zambia
Zimbabwe

A Special Product (SP) is an agricultural product “out of the WTO” in that they are not subject to tariff reductions, i. e. Countries can keep the right to maintain protective tariffs on certain agricultural products that are essential for food security, rural development, and farmers’ livelihoods. The G33 proposal is for 10% of developing country products to be exempt from tariff reductions, with an additional 10% of product lines to have limited tariff reductions. This would be somewhere in the range of 300 products. The US counter-proposal is for a mere 5 products!

Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2006
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Botswana
China
Congo
Cuba
Ivory Coast
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Jamaica
Kenya
Mauritius
Mongolia
Montserrat
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Peru
Philippines
Republic of Korea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Senegal
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Uganda
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe

The World Trade Organization (WTO) hailed the recent Hong Kong Sixth Ministerial Meeting last December 2005 as a positive movement towards the conclusion of the Doha Development Round. The round was supposedly geared towards ensuring that trade contributes to the development objectives of least developed and developing countries.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2006
Japan
Philippines
South-Eastern Asia

Contents: 

  • The Seikatsu Club Consumers Cooperative: A Unique Producer-Consumer Relationship in Japan
  • PDAP’s Push for Organic Rice: Enhancing the Survival of Filipino Rice Farmers in a Liberalized Economic
  • Setting Green Net: A Trailblazer in Organic Marketing in Southeast Asia
  • The Fair Trade System: Focus on the Oxfam-GB Model
  • Emergency or Expediency?: A Study of Emergency Rice Reserve Schemes in Asia 
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2005
Asia
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam

Agrarian reform, or AR, is the redistribution of public and private agricultural lands, regardless of produce and tenurial arrangement, to landless farmers and regular farm workers, to include support services and other arrangements alternative to distribution of land such as production/profi t sharing, labor organization, or distribution of shares of stock.

Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2005
Asia
Global

During the Millennium Summit of the United Nations (UN) in September 2000, 147 Head of States and Governments and 191 member-states adopted the Millennium Declaration. The Declaration embodies structured development goals and targets. The adopting countries committed to achieve its targets to reduce poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women by 2015. Expert studies projected the resources required to attain the goals and what are expected to be available.

Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2005
Asia

What is the GATT-WTO?

The World Trade Organization (WTO) describes itself as “the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade fl ows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.”

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2004
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Thailand
Vietnam

Rice is a very important commodity in our lives, as it is the staple food of about 3 billion, or three quarters, of the people in the world. Two hundred fi fty million farmers depend on rice cultivation. Ninety percent of the world’s rice is produced and consumed in Asia.

Journal Articles & Books
February 2004
Asia
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Japan
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Republic of Korea
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam

This book, “Shaping the Asian Peasant Agenda: Solidarity Building Towards Sustainable Rural Development in Asian Rural Communities”, portray the perspectives of AFA and AsiaDHRRA on the agrarian and agricultural situation in their own countries and of the sub-region. It contains country reports, workshop results and lectures of keynote speakers and resource persons, presented during the sub-regional conferences conducted by AFA from August till October of 2003.