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[...]
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.
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.[...]
"In 2014, we are celebrating the International Day of Forests in the context of the International Year of Family Farming," said Graziano da Silva. "Forest people are part of this group of family farmers, pastoralists, artisanal fishers, and indigenous and traditional communities. They represent hundreds of millions of families that play[...]
Organized by the Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development, in cooperation with FAO, the Global Forum and Expo on Family Farming, which was held in Budapest from 4-6 March, highlighted the key contribution that family farms can make to global food and nutrition security. This global two-day event was centred around[...]
Ministerial declaration in support of family farming adopted at the 51st Paris International Agricultural Show
The declaration has so far been adopted by 24 countries: Afghanistan, South Africa, Albania, Algeria, Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Luxembourg, Mali, Netherlands, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Walloon Government (Belgium) and FAO.
Governments in Asia and the Pacific should take some major, fundamental decisions – and soon – about ways to increase their food production and address undernourishment, FAO has warned.
Reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable food systems, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told international experts and country representatives at an International Women’s Day event in Rome.
FAO demands better food production distribution to eradicate hunger - Interview with FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva (El Pais- Spanish only)
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) demands better food production distribution in the world to avoid hunger situations in poor or conflict-stricken areas. These were the words of FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, on the sidelines of a Global Forum on family farming that closes today[...]
A new initiative backed by the European Union (EU), the government of Austria and two United Nations food security agencies has helped Somali farmers achieve this major agricultural breakthrough in a region of the country that was gripped by famine less than three years ago.