Declaration of Cooperation: ASEAN and EU Young Farmers

We, young farmers from ASEAN and Europe gathered here for the ASEAN-EU Youth Forum held on October 25-26, 2017 in ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia in the event of 50th anniversary of ASEAN and 40th anniversary of ASEAN-EU partnership, after fruitful exchange and sharing, we hereby declare our common aspiration and areas for cooperation:

  1. We recognize the common challenges confronting young farmers in ASEAN and EU region and register our common concern for the urgency of making collective action to address the declining number of young people in agriculture which poses grave threat to food security.
  2. We remain conscious of our diverse context and commit to support each others’ struggle in the spirit of solidarity
  3. We agree to pursue cooperation on the following areas:
  4. Joint global advocacy to promote common interest of young farmers in key policy making bodies
  5. Identify specific themes for North-South/South-North Young Farmer learning exchange
  6. Sustain coordination between CEJA and the FO partners under the ASEAN Farmers Organization Support Program (AFOSP platform) facilitated by the consortium Asian Farmers Association (AFA) and La Via Campesina
  7. Open invitation to relevant events geared towards deepening solidarity and cooperation

ADOPTED this 25th day of October, 2017 at Jakarta, Indonesia


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