About Us


APNFS envisions a sovereign, pro-people, sustainable, environmental-friendly, and gender balance food production system.

  • Sovereign: develops and promotes a national production and food system responsive to the needs of the nation and respectful of the nation’s culture and sovereign will
  • Pro-people: ensures healthy food for all and rejects corporate domination over the food system
  • Sustainable: recognizes and encourages best community practices of sustainable development
  • Environmental-friendly: promotes organic farming and agro-ecology
  • Gender balance: recognizes the equal role and benefits of women in the food system



APNFS aims to make food sovereignty and climate justice as framework for agriculture, food policy-making, and development programs in the Asia-Pacific region.



  1. To amplify the voices of grassroots farmers, fishers, women, indigenous peoples, and other marginalized rural sectors in local, national, and international decision-making in relation to food and agriculture;
  2. To actively engage national, regional, and international institutions and decision-makers, such as the FAO, ASEAN, CFS, UNCSD, UNFCC and IFIs to pursue its advocacy on food sovereignty; economic, social & cultural rights; land & water rights; ancestral domain rights; environmental & climate justice; fair trade; and gender equality;
  3. To demand the rights and control of poor peasants, artisanal fishers, indigenous and forest people and rural women to land, water, forest, seeds, and other resources [including genetic resources] that will provide them adequate, healthy food and sustainable livelihoods;
  4. To actively resist trade liberalization in agriculture;
  5. To vigilantly reject false solutions to climate change (i.e. csa, gmo, bio-engineering) that further puts natural resources under the control of corporate business and further make agriculture a carbon emitter;
  6. To promote the merits of sustainable development initiatives on the ground, specifically the experiences of NGOs and peoples` organizations [POs] in promoting sustainable farming technologies as well as agro-ecological models of food production and community-based practices in natural resource conservation and management.

Core Principles

  1. Food Sovereignty
  2. Sustainable Agriculture & Agro-ecology
  3. Environmental & Climate Justice:
  4. Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Fair Trade
  7. Democratic Production
  8. Responsible Investment

Thematic Issues

  1. Agriculture & Food Sovereignty
  2. Land, Water, & Forests
  3. Trade and Investment
  4. Environment & Climate Change
  5. International Financial Institutions