'Feeding the world, caring for the earth'- drawing family farming

Children between 8 and 12 years of age in Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to celebrate the International Year of Family Farming by entering this drawing competition.

Promoted by FAO, the competition is one of numerous global activities planned throughout 2014 to mark the International Year of Family Farming.

Entries will be accepted until 30 November. Each school may participate with a maximum of 20 students (one drawing per child). Schools can send entries via email to rlc-agricultura-familiar@fao.org or by post to respective FAO country office.


The drawings must highlight the importance of family farming, community forests, family livestock and poultry production and small-scale fisheries.

The competition is an opportunity for children to learn about family farming and its impact on nutrition, fighting hunger and poverty eradication through drawing .

Children can also focus their drawings on the contribution made by small farmers to employment, economic growth and sustainable use of natural resources.


Winners will receive the visit of a specialized team for a ' Eating Healthy Day ' at their school, including a healthy breakfast for the entire school. This will be an ideal opportunity for teachers to introduce the topic of family farming and school feeding to students through various activities and teaching materials.

The drawing contest is promoted in collaboration with the project Strengthening of School Feeding Programmes (International Cooperation Programme Brazil - FAO)

More information

Application form
Material for teachers
FAO Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean