Stories of hope, resilience and business acumen
Cultivating Change: Nine Stories of Farmers Fighting Poverty
Discover the remarkable journey of Southeast Asian farmers through the inspiring Farmers Fighting Poverty ASEAN program (FFP ASEAN). In just five years this initiative empowered farmers in seven countries, providing essential support to strengthen their organizations and drive change.
FFP ASEAN's three pillars - organizational growth, policy engagement, and economic development - set the stage for a series of transformative stories. These nine stories illustrate what farmers and their organizations can achieve when supported with technical assistance and funds. They produced, innovated, and led thriving businesses, ultimately becoming the central actors in the global food system transformation.
Each story reflects the diverse challenges faced by these farmers, from food safety and sustainable practices to market access. They also highlight the program's role in mobilizing investments for agricultural growth, fostering resilience, and adapting to unforeseen challenges, such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.