Highlights

New findings based on survey results from 100 households located in Southern Bolivia highlight the benefits of the quinoa boom in the region. Enrico Avitabile, a PhD candidate in Environmental and Development Economics at Rome Tre University interviewed farmers between December 2012 and March 2013 in the Salar (salt flats) de[...]
25/04/2014
FAO at agriculture forum lauds Morocco for achieving MDG 1, signs South-South Cooperation accord
23/04/2014
Children between 8 and 12 years of age in Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to celebrate the International Year of Family Farming by entering this drawing competition. Promoted by FAO, the competition is one of numerous global activities planned throughout 2014 to mark the International Year of Family Farming. Entries[...]
17/04/2014
If the recent FAO Regional Conference for Europe is any indication, revival of the family farming production model is definitely an idea whose time has come. Ministers and other delegates from the region’s 53 FAO Member Countries, civil society organizations, private sector representatives and even accredited journalists all expressed warm support[...]
10/04/2014
A fascinating snapshot of family farms across Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is revealed in a background paper published by FAO for its upcoming Regional Conference for Europe (Bucharest, 2-4 April 2014).
07/04/2014
Recognizing the coexistence in the region of large-scale mechanized farming alongside more traditional family farms, the FAO Regional Conference held in Bucharest this week endorsed two over-arching initiatives for FAO to pursue in 2014-15: strengthening family farms and smallholder agriculture, and improving agri-food trade and regional trade integration.
04/04/2014
The impact of climate change on food production figured prominently in the words of FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, as he addressed the opening of the Organization’s Regional Conference for Europe here today, attended by delegations from 46 countries.
02/04/2014
Investment in the enhancement of agricultural productivity and engagement of youth, smallholder and family farmers are among the key priority areas identified by the FAO Regional Conference for Africa to accelerate agricultural transformation and eradicate hunger in the region. Delegates reaffirmed their commitment to agricultural development and family farming during the Regional[...]
31/03/2014
Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being in the years to come, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Organization's Regional Conference for Africa.
27/03/2014
In conjunction with the Regional Conference for Africa (Tunis, 24-28 March 2014), the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and FAO have released four audio interviews in English on the topic of family farming in the region. In sub-Saharan Africa, almost 239 million people face serious consequences related to food security and nutrition.[...]
25/03/2014