Observing the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) 2014, with the theme “Cooperative Enterprises Achieve Sustainable Development for All” at UN Headquarters, New York, representatives from governments, the UN System, the cooperative movement, the private sector and civil society organizations heralded the achievements of the cooperatives and the contribution they have[...]
"Feeding the world, caring for the earth. Family farming in pictures" - Photo contest winner announced
The contest brought the importance and diversity of family farmers to light as well as their key contribution to a sustainable future free from hunger and poverty.
Carlson: “I will do my best to highlight the significant contribution that agriculture makes to global economy”
In many parts of the world, family-run farms are the predominant form of agricultural production.
An FAO project to equip small fishing communities with the tools and know-how to dry fish on simple raised racks instead of on the sand has changed lives along the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi.
Recognizing the vital role of family forestry in celebration of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming
The impact that small food producers and family farmers can make as “change agents for sustainable agriculture and food systems” was the subject of an FAO co-hosted side event to the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development on Tuesday 1 July in New York.
Radoslava Petrova, founder of the Bio e Mare cooperative explains the importance of cooperatives, sustainable fishing and women in the fish industry.
Six steps to increase forest productivity and improve livelihoods of local communities
FAO Director-General at Africa Union Summit – Zero Hunger commitment "a historic occasion"