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The UN declared 2014 as the “International Year of Family Farming” (IYFF) in recognition of the importance of family farms in tackling hunger and poverty, empowering women, protecting biodiversity and enhancing food security. While the IYFF places a strong focus on family farming in rural areas, what about family farming in urban areas?
Published on 23 July 2014
To celebrate the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, Farming First has curated a list of 13 inspiring stories of women’s empowerment as heads of rural family farms, from our 130+ supporter organisation base. It is the first in our brand new series of content mash ups.
Published on 21 July 2014
July 14 marked the 70th anniversary for sustainable development nonprofit Heifer International, a recognized leader in smallholder agriculture.
Published on 16 July 2014
Robert L. Carlson, former president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), has been appointed United Nations (UN) Special Ambassador of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). His appointment was made by José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome earlier today.
Published on 16 July 2014
In this International Year of Family Farming, the United Nations is trying to increase the awareness of agriculture and food security.
Published on 09 July 2014
As you already know, family farming will be a central theme at this year's Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre in October. In this article we will take a closer look at some of the key institutions that Slow Food is working alongside to try and improve conditions for family farmers and protect biodiversity, as well as some key figures that help underscore the important role that family farming plays around the world.
Published on 08 July 2014
As the international community focuses on climate change, sustainable development and a new anti-poverty agenda beyond 2015, United Nations officials are highlighting the role cooperative enterprises can play in economic development, social justice and environmental protection.
Published on 04 July 2014
A thermal-battery powered cooling device could help farmers in India save millions of litres of milk every year.
Published on 26 June 2014
Family farmers are key to eradicating hunger. Family Farming Officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Francesco Pierri tells International Innovation about the potential of family and small-scale farming to address world food security challenges and explains the significance of the IYFF.
Published on 24 June 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry applauded the selection of eminent wheat breeder Sanjaya Rajaram, Ph.D., as the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate during an announcement ceremony at the State Department where Secretary Kerry gave keynote remarks.
Published on 23 June 2014