The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) once again signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last 20 January 2023. To date, this is the third MoU forged between FAO and AFA which formalizes their continuous collaboration in advancing family farming by promoting the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) and contributing to the achievement of its goals and objectives. Mr. Jong-Jin Kim, Assistant Director-General
The UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF) will host its first Global Forum on 19-22 September 2022, three years after its implementation.
The FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean has announced a call for proposals for the Sessions of Experience and Knowledge Exchange on Family Farming as part of their Regional Technical Platform.
Within the context of the UN Decade on Family Farming (UNDFF), FAO and the regional Communication for Development initiative YenKasa Africa have joined forces to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS) in Africa as part of family farming policies and programmes; and to strengthen participatory communication capacities among farmers’ organizations and rural institutions. YenKasa Africa initiative and FAO invite you on 30 June 2022 to the virtual Regional Forum on
The World Rural Forum (WRF) has recently concluded its webinar series on Rural Women and Cooperativism showcasing the experiences of women’s agricultural groups and cooperatives from Central and East Africa, Latin America and Asia.
The World Rural Forum (WRF) invites interested individuals to attend the first seminar of the series Rural Women and Cooperativism on 24 March 2022.
The World Rural Forum (WRF) recently released the 2021 synthesis report on the progress in the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) national and regional action plans on family farming between 2019 and 2021.
Information material on basic notions of Family Farming was published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to those who are teaching basic education classes. Written in a colloquial and pedagogical manner, it aims to prepare the teachers in delivering their lectures and to help the students understand family farming, its importance, its relation to school feeding, as well as its future directions. To know more about the material, it can
“Family farmers are key actors towards achieving food security, poverty reduction and environmental preservation if supported by an enabling policy environment” (FAO, 2018). The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a report on its work on family farming (FF) since the launch of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in 2014. The publication presents key facts and figures on family farming; the contributions of family farming towards the attainment of
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about two-thirds of the African population depend on family farms, comprising of 62% of the land, for food and employment. These farmers depend mostly on traditional modes of farming such as non-use of irrigation, chemical fertilizers, and commercial seed varieties. As such, they contribute to ecosystem preservation and environmental protection and are crucial for food security in the region. However, these same farmers are