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"
Forests, trees on farms and forest communities are linked to family farming in numerous ways.
FAO, with support from Austrian Cooperation for Development and the University E. Mondlane, organized a seminar on family farming in Mozambique on 11 June 2014.
This side event of the Committee on Fisheries held on 9 June 2014 in FAO headquarters brought together over 50 participants from 15 countries.