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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Afrique : l’agriculture familiale d’un point de vue régional
Ibrahim Coulibaly, ambassadeur spécial pour l'Année internationale de l'agriculture familiale, souligne l’importance de nouer un dialogue avec la société civile pour lutter contre la faim et la malnutrition en Afrique (Propos recueillis par Liliane Kambirigi)
Published on 25/03/2014
Family farming is the backbone of Africa
During the African Regional Dialogue on Family Farming (November 2013, Cape Town, South Africa), participants identified specific actions for effective and sustainable collaboration that achieve food and nutrition security in the continent. Additionally, participants recognized family farming as a way of life that contributes to the intergenerational transmission of knowledge, preservation of the environment, natural resources and cultural heritage.
Published on 25/03/2014
FAO's Marcela Villarreal interviewed on Family Farming
FAO's Director of Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development, Marcela Villarreal explains why Family Farming is so crucial to communities around the world and the goals FAO wishes to reach by the end of the year.
Published on 24/03/2014

Family poultry production - Socio-cultural aspects of family poultry
The video is describing the importance of family poultry production in particular for smallholders and how to consider influences of season and gender roles in promoting better husbandry and improved management practices. Examples are given how to prepare and design appropriate extension messages that are clear and could be easily understood by family poultry producers. The content of the video was prepared by Brigitte Bagnol for Associate Poultry Advisers as part of a training programme that was organized by FAO in cooperation with IFAD.
Published on 20/03/2014

Gender equality and rural empowerment: Exchange of experiences in Guatemala and El Salvador
This video documents a joint initiative led by FAO and IFAD to enhance regional capacity building and knowledge management on gender, agriculture and rural livelihoods.
Published on 19/03/2014

Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar: Entrevista con Francisca "Pancha" Rodríguez
Francisca "Pancha" Rodríguez, de la Vía Campesina, comparte sus puntos de vista sobre el Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar (2014). La entrevista se produjo durante la sesión 38 de la Conferencia de la FAO, en junio de 2013.
Published on 19/03/2014

FAO and Grameen Foundation in partnership
Grameen Foundation and FAO will work closely to enhance small-holder farmer access to knowledge and technologies for sustainable production and food security through the use of mobile agriculture supported services. Both organizations agreed that this is a great step forward in their efforts to improve food security.
Published on 19/03/2014

From farmer to planner and back
This video features the story of an agricultural worker from Sikkim (India) who participated in the From Farmer to Planner and Back workshop held in Rome. It documents her experience with gender-responsive participatory planning for small-scale livestock development.
Published on 19/03/2014

Farmer Field School -- The St Lucia Experience
On the Caribbean island of St Lucia, FAO’s farmer field school project has been helping communities grow healthy crops and develop beat off pests for a decade. The programme has been credited with helping local farmer reduce their reliance on pesticides.
Published on 19/03/2014

Promoting community based seed production farmer groups to manage climate risks in northern Vietnam
The video describes the promotion of community-based seed production farmer groups and the strengthening of individual and community level capacities to ensure continuous seed supply throughout the year while maintaining the seed quality in the region. By joining the farmers' group, members contribute to stocks and receive support and from seed companies in the area to ensure their outputs in the market.
Published on 19/03/2014

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