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Let's Make the World Better. Uphold Farmers' Rights, Protects Farmers' Seed System

Updated: May 30

Gratefully, the Agroecology Conference & Exhibition on Community Seed Systems (AECoSS24) at Bangi Avenue Convention Centre (BACC) on 24 & 25 April 2024 was successfully held.

Our deepest appreciation goes to YB Tuan Ir. Izham bin Hashim, Selangor State Agriculture and Food Security Exco for his support to deliver the Opening Speech at AECoSS24. Millions of thanks are also extended to Mrs. Angela Cordeiro representing the Agroecology Fund, Brazil and Mr. Pierre Ferrand representing the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome for the Special Opening Speech at AECoSS24.

This appreciation also goes to (chronologically) Chee Yoke Ling from Third World Network, Malaysia, Dr Tammi Jonas from the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Australia, Nurfitri Amir Muhammad from Malaysian Food Sovereignty Forum, Karina Yong from Third World Network, Malaysia, Daniel Njoroge Wanjama from Seed Savers Network, Kenya, Adj Prof. Anthony Wong and Latifah Zaidi from Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malaysia, Jon Jandai from Pun Pun Center for Self-Reliance, Thailand, Nlehoma Charles Ngosa from Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT), Zambia, Dr. Nguyen Thanh Tam from Mekong Delta Development Institute, Vietnam, Anita Sutha from We are the Solution (WAS) and Rural Women Farmers Association of Ghana (RUWFAG), Ghana, Li Guangi from Farmers Seed Network, China, Pessa Issa Kussaga from PELUM Association, Tanzania, Eliseo Ruzol Jr. and Lauro Guilaran Diego from MASIPAG, Filipina, Dr Febri Doni from Malaysian Agroecology Society SRI-Mas, Malaysia, Pak Kusnan from Serikat Petani Indonesia, Indonesia, Prof Dr. Pitchai Duraisingam from Consumer Research Education Awareness Training and Empowerment (CREATE), India, Pangiran Salutan from Borneo Highlands Seed Initiative, Malaysia, and San Wai from Metta Development Foundation, Myanmar.

Last, but not least, all participants that make this gathering a reality. You are awesome!

It is hoped that the solidarity of this international network can be maintained and further developed in the future. The sharing from the invited speakers also strengthened the participants' understanding of issues related to farmers’ rights and agroecology and opened the participants' eyes to the community seed systems in other countries.

Power to the Farmers, Agroecology NOW!



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