In the context of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), FAO and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) have launched an awareness campaign targeted at farmers’ organizations and the rural population. The main objective is to use community radio as a platform to share information with the farming community and involve them further in the discussion regarding the key role family farming plays in economic and social development.
Published on 28/01/2014

Audio and video

Pastor John Kamara, Musaia, Koinadugu Province, Sierra Leone
Pastor Kamara shares the story of his life and tells us about the developments in the honey industry in Sierra Leone, a country where the trade in honey has seen massive changes and helped transform the country’s economy. Pastor Kamara attended the Slow Food Conference in 2012.
Published on 14/05/2014

“Es la oportunidad de hacer valer nuestra voz”
Mensaje de Mirna Cunningham, Embajadora Especial de la FAO para el Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar 2014
Published on 13/05/2014
Family Farming: Regional Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean
Alejandro Flores Nava, Fisheries and Aquaculture Officer at FAO, based in the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, explains the importance of small scale and family farming in the region, as well as the particular challenges being faced by small farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Published on 09/05/2014
Exchange of knowledge and experience of Women producer groups of Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras
Exchange of knowledge and experience of Women producer groups of Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras held in Siuna, Nicaragua (March 2014) -- Event supported by the Forest and Farm Facility
Published on 29/04/2014

High-Level Roundtable on Food and Nutrition Security through Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in the Post-2015 Agenda
CFS Chair Gerda Verburg's video message for the High-Level Roundtable on "Food and Nutrition Security through Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in the Post-2015 Agenda", 27-28 March 2014, New York.
Published on 23/04/2014

CFS Chair Gerda Verburg addresses to the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference
CFS Chair Gerda Verburg addressing the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington DC, USA, March 2014
Published on 23/04/2014

Rol de la agricultura familiar y los medios comunitarios en América Latina
La agricultura familiar representa el 70% de los alimentos que se producen y consumen en la región de América Latina y el Caribe. En Octubre del 2013, representantes de 23 países, así como organizaciones de agricultores familiares y organismos internacionales, se reunieron en Santiago de Chile para discutir la situación de la agricultura familiar en la región.
Published on 14/04/2014
Cómo lograr que la juventud se quede en el campo
El papel de los jóvenes es clave para la agricultura y la seguridad alimentaria; sin embargo, gran parte de ese sector de la población abandona el campo para migrar a los centros urbanos en busca de mejores oportunidades de trabajo.
Published on 10/04/2014
Greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Food production in urban and peri-urban areas is becoming increasingly important as the developing world’s urban population grows. It is estimated that around 800 million urban residents worldwide engage in agriculture. FAO Agriculture Officer Makiko Taguchi explains what this means for families in the region.
Published on 08/04/2014

Climate change, food prices, malnutrition and sustainable family farming on FAO radar
Raimund Jehle is Secretary to the Regional Conference for Europe and a Senior Field Programme Officer at FAO’s Regional Officer for Europe and Central Asia. In the following interview he provides an overview of the issues and priorities being explored at this week’s conference. In the second interview, Stjepan Tanic, Farming Systems Development Officer at FAO’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, elaborates on Family Farming in the region.
Published on 03/04/2014
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