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SAVE THE DATE! 30 June 2022 – Regional Forum on Rural Communication Services for Family Farming in Africa

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

FAO launches information material on Family Farming for teachers

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

New Publication: FAO's Work on Family Farming

“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

In Focus: Family Farming in Africa

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

Online Course: Family Farming in Latin America and the Caribbean, a Key Sector for Food Security

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) offers an online, self-learning course on “Family Farming in Latin America and the Caribbean, a Key Sector for Food Security” (Course code: AF201409). This is in relation to its mandate “to collaborate with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the formulation and adoption of policies and programs to increase the production of goods and services from Family Farming in a sustainable manner and,