The Duta Awam Foundation (YDA) is a non governmental organization which focuses its activities to advocate farmersí problems. YDA was established in 1996 by some NGO activists and journalists.
Since its inception, YDA has proven that advocacy which is based on participatory research -carried out by the subject experiencing the problem- has a very good basis. It could happen because they know the most of the problem and its dynamics, therefore if they do the research themselves they will certainly be able to develop the best basis for advocacy.
In realizing the vision of the organization, YDA works together with both domestic as well as international parties that have the same concern, through direct and indirect relations that are not binding, through a network or inter-organizational relations. The varied relationships built by YDA are hoped to be able to create a strong synergy to achieve the desired vision.