Remettre l’agriculture familiale au centre des politiques agricoles, environnementales et sociales au niveau national est une priorité absolue pour la FAO. C’est d’ailleurs l’objectif de l’Année internationale 2014. A quels défis les agriculteurs familiaux sont-ils confrontés et qu’obtiennent-ils en retour? Cette vidéo donne un aperçu de leur vie et de leur travail dans quatre pays sur quatre continents.
Published on 16/10/2014

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In the words of family farmers – Guatemala
In Guatemala, many women, like weaver Ana Maria Gonzalez, depend on off-farm income to survive.
Published on 27/02/2014

In the words of family farmers: Indonesia
For seaweed farmer Hassan Heremba Basri teaching his children everything he knows about farming will ensure their successful future.
Published on 27/02/2014

In the words of family farmers – Ethiopia
76% of the world's poorest people live in rural areas of developing countries. Many, like Boru Gudo, depend on agriculture - and irregular rainfall - to survive. Boru explains how regular access to water has change his life.
Published on 27/02/2014

Custodians of diversity: Ethiopia's small farmers participate in conservation
Instigated by Melaku Worede, its former head, Ethiopia's national seed bank has embraced participatory planting since the 1980s. The approach involves opening the bank's doors to farmers and rural communities, drawing on their knowledge and establishing new partnerships as a means of conservation and preserving diversity. These days Melaku's pioneering work is widely promoted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and other agencies, and a film about it - Seeds of Justice - is due for release later this year.
Published on 24/02/2014
West African farmers achieve massive cuts in pesticide use
William Settle is a Project Manager in FAO's Plant Production and Protection Division. In the following interview he discusses the West African Regional Integrated Production and Pest Management Programme, including the Farmer Field School project in Mali and some of the conclusions which came as a result of this programme.
Published on 20/02/2014
Philippine coconut farmers struggling to recover from typhoon
Rajendra Aryal is the acting FAO Representative in the Philippines, based in Manila. In the following interview he explains the situation facing coconut farmers in affected areas, how they are impacted and what the recovery plan includes.
Published on 27/01/2014
Twelve families to feature as Samoa marks the year of Family Farming (Credit: ABC)
One of the major drivers of economic development in Samoa, the Women in Business Development organisation, is joining the global celebrations of family farming as part of the International Year of Family Farming.
Published on 27/01/2014
La sécurité alimentaire de la planète passe par l’agriculture familiale
C’est le message que veut envoyer la FAO en faisant de 2014 l’Année internationale de l’agriculture familiale. Au Québec, UPA Développement international s’associe à ce projet. En mai dernier, elle a reçu la visite de Nora Ourabah Haddad, coordonnatrice pour les activités liées aux organisations de producteurs et aux coopératives au sein du Bureau de la communication, des partenariats et des activités de plaidoyer à la FAO. Au micro d’Adrien Lachance, elle parle des rencontres préparatoires à l’Année internationale de l’agriculture familiale. Interview sur Radio Canada International.
Published on 23/01/2014
The future of agriculture: farm technology for small scale farmers
Mr Josef Kienzle is an Agricultural Engineer at FAO. In the following interview he explains why farm mechanization and sustainable agriculture need to evolve together, how inadequate machinery affects this generation as well as the next generation of farmers, and what are the implications of not dealing with these issues.
Published on 17/01/2014
La comunicación, proceso clave en la promoción de la agricultura familiar
Como usted sabe, el 2014 se ha declarado el Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar (AIAF) y será una oportunidad para dar a conocer y promover el diálogo político sobre cuestiones relacionadas a la agricultura familiar (FF). Al mismo tiempo, la FAO participa activamente en la promoción de la comunicación como proceso clave en la promoción de la agricultura familiar y la seguridad alimentaria en todo el mundo, en colaboración con los gobiernos, instituciones y organizaciones de productores. Angel Strappazzón, La Vía Campesina Latinoamérica.
Published on 17/01/2014
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