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

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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
Rencontres internationales agricultures familiales et recherche de Montpellier : Ibrahim Coulibaly
Ibrahim Coulibaly, Ambassadeur de la FAO pour l'AIAF 2014, intervient lors des rencontres internationales agricultures familiales et recherche, Montpellier, 1-3 juin 2014
Published on 24/06/2014
Marcela Villareal, FAO - International Encounters Family Farming & Research, Montpellier
Marcela Villareal represents José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General in the International Encounters Family Farming & Research, Montpellier, June 2, 2014
Published on 23/06/2014
Countries recognize vital role of small-scale fishers
Nicole Franz is a Fishery Planning Analyst with FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture department in Rome. In the following interview she elaborates more on what these guidelines mean to the fisheries sectors in developing countries.
Published on 11/06/2014
Cimate-smart agriculture
Highlighting cases studies in "climate-smart agriculture" from around the globe, a new FAO publication shows that many rural communities are already successfully making the transition to new forms of farming better suited to the rigors of a warmer world. FAO's Leslie Lipper has more details.
Published on 06/06/2014
Farmers' battle to cope with climate change could spark rural renewal
Leslie Lipper is a Senior Environmental Economist with FAO in Rome. In this interview she elaborates on the need for a climate smart approach to production, what that means and examples of how this approach has worked.
Published on 06/06/2014
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