Repositioning family farming at the centre of agricultural, environmental and social policies in national agendas is a top priority at the UN's FAO. That has been the focus of the International Year 2014. So just what are the challenges faced by smallholders and what are the rewards? This is an insight into their lives and work from four countries and four continents.
Published on 16/10/2014

Audio and video

Family farmers, feeding the world, caring for the earth
This 2-minute video on the theme of this year’s World Food Day illustrates how vitally important family farmers are, in terms of food production and the safeguarding of our natural resources.
Published on 11/08/2014

Mercato Agricoltura Familiare alla Fao I PARTE
9-27 Giugno 2014
Published on 28/07/2014

Mercato Agricoltura Familiare alla Fao II PARTE
9-27 Giugno 2014
Published on 27/07/2014

Grown in Swaziland: nation's agricultural development
In Swaziland, the marketing initiative of the Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme, led by the government with assistance from the European Union and FAO, is helping farmers gain access to finance and markets.
Published on 18/07/2014

Sources of Life. Seeds and family farming in Brazil
Family farmers in the Paraná region of Brazil are conserving local and traditional seeds and promoting diversification of varieties. They are supported by organisations such as AS-PTA. Access and use of these seeds creates autonomy, food sovereignty and sustainable livelihoods.
Published on 16/07/2014
Winner of the 2014 Global Enterprise Challenge - Sisowath High School, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Global Enterprise Challenge is an online international enterprise skills competition to be held for high school students on 14 June, 2014.
Published on 14/07/2014
A FAO successful project in Burundi: ''Support to post-harvest fisheries technology''
Fisheries play an important role in the economic and social life in Burundi. Yet, about 10 to 15% of the harvest was lost during the processing phase. Fish drying, which is the most common processing technique in the country, was done generally on bare ground. This has led to partial or total alteration of the products, and has considerably reduced both income and livelihoods all along the value chain.
Published on 11/07/2014

Recomendaciones de políticas en agricultura familiar para América Latina y el Caribe
El 80% de las explotaciones agrícolas en América Latina y el Caribe pertenecen a la agricultura familiar. Esto la convierte en la principal fuente de empleo agrícola y rural, incluyendo a más de 60 millones de personas, así como fuente de producción de la mayor parte de alimentos para el consumo interno de los países en la región.
Published on 04/07/2014
De Frente con el Presidente No. 55 Agricultura Familiar
Gobierno de Guatemala
Published on 27/06/2014

Rencontres internationales agricultures familiales et recherche de Montpellier : Henri Rouillé d'Orfeuil
Henri Rouillé d'Orfeuil, Coordonateur de l'AIAF 2014 en France s'exprime lors des rencontres internationales agricultures familiales et recherche tenue à Montpellier
Published on 24/06/2014
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