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A new FAO's report finds that urban and peri-urban agriculture is widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean, but realising its full potential requires increased support from national, state and local governments.
Published on 17 April 2014
A new programme worth €33 million to improve land governance and help improve the food and nutrition security of family farmers and vulnerable communities in Sub Saharan Africa, was announced today by the European Union’s Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs.
Published on 10 April 2014
African youth involvement in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being in the years to come, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Organization's Regional Conference for Africa.
Published on 03 April 2014
FAO says the best way to attract youths to agriculture is for African governments to evolve fiscal policies that will allow them to have access to finance.Mr Bukar Tijani, FAO’s Assistant Director-General, Regional Representative for Africa, expressed this opinion during interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Tunis.
Published on 03 April 2014
The family of the three brothers Christos Belides (32), Miltiades Belides (30) and Theodoros Belides (20) has a long history of wine producing. Their grandfather was winegrower in Constantinople and in 1922 he took some of his wine varieties with him to Greece.
Published on 02 April 2014
This morning WFO General Assembly was opened in Buenos Aires where will continue until March 29 General Assembly, bringing together agricultural confederations from around the world in Buenos Aires.
Published on 02 April 2014
Family farming is a life I know well. I grew up on a family dairy farm in Pictou County, where my brothers continue as the sixth generation of McLeans that farm the very same land. I married Peter, a third generation farmer, and have lived for 30 years on the Wile Family Farm in Wileville, just outside Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
Published on 28 March 2014
Chris de Waal isn’t shy about the fact that there is “a bin full of guts” in the back of his car. The contents of the large blue camping cooler in his trunk look like props for a horror film – a gelatinous maroon mass of kidneys and a cow’s liver as large as his chest with his initials carved in it. “That’s how the guys at the abattoir remember it’s mine,” he says with a smile.
Published on 28 March 2014
Some kids want to be firemen. Some want to be policemen. David Bunnett always knew he wanted to work the land.
Published on 28 March 2014
At the 66th general session of the United Nations, 2014 was officially declared as the International Year of Family Farming. A speaker representing European farmers and agribusiness said at the event said, “Family farms account for a major part of the millions of people employed in the world’s agriculture sector. Family farms are the way forward. With (food) demand expected to rise by 60 percent by 2050, investment in the sector must be stepped up.”
Published on 27 March 2014