Volver a situar la agricultura familiar en el centro de las agendas nacionales de las políticas agrícolas, medioambientales y sociales es una prioridad absoluta para la FAO. En eso se centra el Año Internacional. ¿A qué retos se enfrentan los agricultores familiares y qué recompensas obtienen? Esta es una visión de su vida y de su trabajo en cuatro países de cuatro continentes.
Published on 16/10/2014

Audio and video

From farmer to planner and back
This video features the story of an agricultural worker from Sikkim (India) who participated in the From Farmer to Planner and Back workshop held in Rome. It documents her experience with gender-responsive participatory planning for small-scale livestock development.
Published on 19/03/2014

Farmer Field School -- The St Lucia Experience
On the Caribbean island of St Lucia, FAO’s farmer field school project has been helping communities grow healthy crops and develop beat off pests for a decade. The programme has been credited with helping local farmer reduce their reliance on pesticides.
Published on 19/03/2014

Promoting community based seed production farmer groups to manage climate risks in northern Vietnam
The video describes the promotion of community-based seed production farmer groups and the strengthening of individual and community level capacities to ensure continuous seed supply throughout the year while maintaining the seed quality in the region. By joining the farmers' group, members contribute to stocks and receive support and from seed companies in the area to ensure their outputs in the market.
Published on 19/03/2014

River of milk -- Afghan dairy farmers prosper
The dairy sector in Afghanistan is thriving. Thousands of small farmers are benefiting from an FAO project funded by Italy that is improving the collection, processing and marketing of their milk. Women control almost 90 % of the profits. Milk producers are organized into cooperatives. Demand for milk products is growing and the dairy industry in Afghanistan is expected to continue to thrive, channeling money back into some of the country's poorest villages.
Published on 19/03/2014

La FAO Burundi avance dans l'approche Farmers Field School et Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools
Vidéo produite par la RTNB sur les thématiques de genre, VIH et nutrition au Burundi à travers l'approche Farmers Field School et Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools promue au Burundi par la FAO.
Published on 19/03/2014

Using conservation agriculture to help Zimbabwe's farmers produce more
FAO has been working closely with NGOs and small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe to introduce conservation farming techniques and improve food production. The video provides a short overview of what this actually means for Zimbabwe's communal farmers, recounting some of their stories and including the perspectives of FAO staff, NGO staff and the EU Ambassador.
Published on 19/03/2014

La FAO y la agricultura familiar: el caso de El Salvador
Las familias que practican agricultura de subsistencia constituyen el foco prioritario del trabajo de la FAO en El Salvador, porque concentran los mayores niveles de pobreza; mientras que paradójicamente producen una alta proporción de los alimentos que consume la población. Este sector social ha acumulado un capital de conocimientos y experiencias sobre el que se ha construido el Plan de Agricultura Familiar (PAF).
Published on 19/03/2014

FAO and Eataly partner to support family farming
Support to family farming through improved production and market access is essential in the fight against hunger. With this idea as a basis, FAO and Italian food chain Eataly signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering collaboration during the International Year of Family Farming in 2014.
Published on 19/03/2014

The Inclusive Business Models approach -- The case of cotton in Kenya
This video describes the implementation of the inclusive business model approach to support trading relations between small-scale cotton producers and ginners in Kenya.
Published on 19/03/2014

Fishing for the Future
Fishing for the Future is a short film documentary elaborating one of components of the FAO European Union Food Facility Project activities in Cambodia. The film captures own-family-fish-pond culture which the project has been supported through provision of fingerlings, prawn larvae, lime and training to Cambodian farmers. The film also features community fish refuge ponds which the project supports through rehabilitation and committee set up and training.
Published on 19/03/2014

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