L’agricoltura familiare ha dovuto fare un bel po’ di anticamera culturale e ora che un’istituzione sovranazionale la celebra, non dobbiamo pensare nemmeno per un attimo che sia una questione di poca importanza. Per questo sarà, insieme all’Arca del Gusto, uno dei due temi portanti dell’edizione 2014 del Salone del Gusto[...]
The United Nations declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to recognise the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving global food security.
Lo Stato ha sbloccato oltre 5.500 ettari di terreni agricoli - in prevalenza del Demanio e del Corpo forestale - che verranno venduti o affittati con prelazione ai giovani che sono già o vogliono diventare imprenditori agricoli.
August 2014: Brazilian government bodies convened in Brasilia to discuss the International Year of Family Farming. Following the opening session, civil society took the floor. Progress in public policy was acknowledged, but overwhelmingly civil society brought a number of critical issues to the table.
In many post-conflict countries, an atmosphere of distrust and suspicion may make collaboration among smallholder farmers challenging. In Liberia, P4P has assisted smallholders to overcome this challenge. By helping farmers to re-build relationships and grow their businesses, the pilot has been driving a shift of mind-set among farmers and their[...]
In Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia, P4P is collaborating with HarvestPlus and national governments to increase the availability of micronutrient-rich staple foods. In these countries, P4P-supported smallholders have begun to cultivate Iron Beans, Vitamin A Maize and Vitamin A Sweet Potato, benefitting from improved nutrition and increased incomes from selling their[...]
Drawing from the expertise of Brazil’s widely acclaimed national local procurement programme, five African countries are piloting their own indigenous models. This small-scale pilot project known as PAA Africa, is implemented by FAO, WFP, local governments, and the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since its inception in 2012, PAA Africa[...]
In Sierra Leone, government partners, FAO and IFAD have established Agricultural Business Centres (ABCs), providing smallholder farmers with access to training, equipment and storage. Since 2010, P4P has linked the ABCs to WFP’s demand for quality crops, providing smallholders with an incentive to invest in production and taking advantage of[...]
Tea does not start its existence in decorated tins or tidy tea bags. It comes from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, which is grown in more than 50 countries but mainly found in the fields of four – China, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka.
Improving food, nutrition and income security of smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe by supporting smallholder irrigation value chain.