A statement by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva
The GDFF will take place on 27-28 October 2014 in the Red Room at FAO Headquarters in Rome.
Discussion is taking place on 22 October at the National Geographic Auditorium in Washington D.C.
The Kingdom of Thailand today celebrated its National World Food Day with performances, demonstrations and exhibits honouring the important contribution to food security made by smallholder and family farmers in this major Asian agriculture producing nation.
While substantial progress has been made in the fight against hunger in recent years, more than 800 million people remain hungry and efforts need to be increased to reach the global target of cutting the percentage of hungry people in half by 2015, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva[...]
SOFA report urges enabling the world’s half billion family farmers to be agents of change
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations marks World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.
Romanian farmers and national leaders came together in Bucharest last week for a national conference under an emphatic banner: “Family Farms—The Core of Sustainable Agriculture.”
FAO signed the Agreement on 7 October under which the Brazilian federal government will commit US$ 150 000 to the Multilateral Trust Fund of the International Year of Family Farming, administered by the organization.
Nowadays, there is growing international awareness of the importance of meeting the information and communication needs of rural people and the vital role that communication can play in empowering them to take action.