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.
Member countries reiterate their support for family farmers worldwide
Director-General urges support for science-based options in pursuit of global food security
The broad network of nearly 60 National Committees, which brings together a wide range of over 630 organizations, continues to raise awareness on family farming among the general public and policy makers alike.
The XIII United Nations Inter-agency Round Table on Communication for Development (UNRT) is currently taking place at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy (16-18 September 2014)
Loretta di Simone speaks about her family farm, and the importance of youth and innovation in the future of family farming.
Moving towards concerted action on communication, community media and information and communication technologies (ICTs) for family farming