In the media

2014 was the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). On that occasion, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) joined forces for an awareness campaign on the key role played by family farming and community media in supporting rural development and hunger eradication.
Published on 26 March 2015
2014 has been celebrated as the International Year of Family Farming, demonstrating the growing recognition among the international community of the need to reposition family farming at the centre of agricultural, environmental and social policies.
Published on 04 March 2015
70% of our global food requirement comes from the 500 million family farms around the world (FAO, 2014). And yet, family farming is often associated with poverty as these farms usually operate on small scales (mainly for subsistence) and generate low revenues. Thus, it is not a surprise that youth are not attracted to family farming.
Published on 26 February 2015
Il Consiglio dei ministri ha ampliato la platea di chi non è tenuto a pagare. Gli altri dovranno versare l’imposta entro il 10 febbraio
Published on 26 January 2015
The FAO special "Food for Talks" series aims at highlighting the importance of agriculture, food and nutrition security and sustainable development, raising awareness on these multidisciplinary issues in Geneva, and sharing inspirational ideas for concrete actions.
Published on 16 January 2015
Organizations of women and men family farmers, traditional fishers, shepherds, indigenous communities from the 5 continents, we have all come together in Brasilia the 14th and 15th November, to assess the results and achievements of the IYFF-2014 and to determine what our priority areas of work will be in 2015 and beyond.
Published on 19 December 2014
I am a family farmer. I know my soil, my climate and how to make things grow: plants, animals and soil fertility. I know how to harvest and prepare for market. I know how to feed my family.
Published on 17 December 2014
International Mountain Day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life and to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development.
Published on 12 December 2014
International Mountain Day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.
Published on 12 December 2014
Food security is one of the most pressing global issues of the day. What could be more important than making sure people have enough to eat?
Published on 12 December 2014