إن وضع الزراعة الأسرية في مركز السياسات الزراعية والبيئية والاجتماعية، على جداول الأعمال الوطنية يشكل أولوية قصوى بالنسبة لمنظمة الأمم المتحدة للأغذية والزراعة (الفاو). وإذا كان ذلك محور السنة الدولية 2014 ، فما هي التحديات التي تواجه أصحاب صغار المُزارعين وما هي المكافآت التي تنتظرهم؟... فيما يلي استعراض متعمّق لحياة وعمل نخبة من الأفراد، من أربعة بلدان وأربع قارات مختلفة.
Published on 16/10/2014

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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

Agricultural Business Centres -- Fueling Growth in Sierra Leone
Under the Smallholder Commercialization Programme, FAO supported the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program to implement Agicultural Business Centres (ABC) in order to improve food security for the most vulnerable population. This program has involved the Government of Sierra Leone under the National Sustainable Agriculture Development Plan. It has permitted to rural populations to organize themselves as producers organizations and cooperatives and to link with national markets.
Published on 17/03/2014

Growing Innovation Online Library & Book
The Growing Innovation project was inspired by farmers. At our small non profit organization, we work with farmers who amaze us everyday with their ingenuity and determination. Over the past 17 years, we've documented hundreds of successful farmer-led projects. We want to celebrate and share their innovative ideas by creating an online library and a new book.
Published on 14/03/2014
Family Farming: Regional Perspective from the Asia-Pacific region
Thierry Facon is a senior water management officer for FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. In the following interview he explains the importance of small scale and family farming in the region, as well as the particular challenges being faced by these farmers in Asia and the Pacific.
Published on 14/03/2014
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