The GAFSP Steering Committee has decided to establish three seats to represent Civil Society Organizations. The role of the CSO representatives is to inform/consult with their constituents on GAFSP, and represent and advocate their views on their behalf to improve the working of GAFSP. The Asia representative is Dr. Sang Yaing Koma, Adviser to Farmer and Nature Net, a producer organization, and the Executive Director of CEDAC, an NGO, both based in Cambodia.
The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), was tapped, as a support organization, to provide technical, administrative and logistical support to the CSO representative to facilitate (1) consultation among Asian CSOs; (2) dissemination of information to Asian CSOs; and (3) dialogue between the Asian CSO representative and other members of the Steering Committee.