7 November | Jakarta
Roundtable Dialogue on Future Collaboration among EU and ASEAN Farmers Organisations and policy makers took place in November at the ASEAN Foundation in Jakarta, with the participation of the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Phil Hogan, during his first visit to the ASEAN region. During an open discussion with representatives from five ASEAN countries, Commissioner recalled the importance of family farmers, the role of cooperatives, the importance to support young farmers, developing added value (also by using Geographical Indications) and the need to have strong farmers’ organisations in ASEAN but also at the local and national levels. The EU supports small farmers and ASEAN Farmers’ Organisations through AFOSP. For more information, please see the press release.