An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale family farmers.
Now in its third year, PAA Africa, a partnership between FAO, the World Food Programme, the government of Brazil and the governments of United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal, has been providing important contributions for the programming and policy aspects of local institutional procurement in the African context.[...]
It all began a few years ago when, having run out of space on the ground, Cairo residents started not only to raise livestock in buildings and on roof tops, but also to practice roof-top gardening.
More than 90% of farms are run by an individual or a family and they produce about 80% of the world's food occupying around 70-80% of farm land
Interview with Ms. Estrella Penunia, International Year of Family Farming Special Ambassador
In the village of Halba, a long-standing farming tradition has been handed down from generation to generation, the art of making dairy products and by-products to provide essential dietary protein.
IYFF brought new political commitment in support of the world’s more than 500 million family farms
By Mr. Mamoudou Diallo, FAO Representative in Angola
World Food day was celebrated in Turkey on 16 October with numerous events taking place across the country.
Sharing qualified knowledge and data is a vital component for policy dialogue and policy-making to address the specific needs of family farms.