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

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Twelve families to feature as Samoa marks the year of Family Farming (Credit: ABC)
One of the major drivers of economic development in Samoa, the Women in Business Development organisation, is joining the global celebrations of family farming as part of the International Year of Family Farming.
Published on 27/01/2014
La sécurité alimentaire de la planète passe par l’agriculture familiale
Au Québec, UPA Développement international (UPA DI) s’associe à l'IYFF. En mai dernier, elle a reçu la visite de Nora Ourabah Haddad, coordonnatrice pour les activités liées aux organisations de producteurs et productrices et aux coopératives, au sein du bureau de la communication, des partenariats et des activités de plaidoyer à la FAO. Au micro d’ Adrien Lachance, Nora Ourabah Haddad parle des rencontres préparatoires à l’Année internationale de l’agriculture familiale. L'interview radio sur Radio Canada International: La sécurité alimentaire de la planète passe par l'agriculture familiale.
Published on 23/01/2014
The future of agriculture: farm technology for small scale farmers
Mr Josef Kienzle is an Agricultural Engineer at FAO. In the following interview he explains why farm mechanization and sustainable agriculture need to evolve together, how inadequate machinery affects this generation as well as the next generation of farmers, and what are the implications of not dealing with these issues.
Published on 17/01/2014
La comunicación, proceso clave en la promoción de la agricultura familiar
Como usted sabe, el 2014 se ha declarado el Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar (AIAF) y será una oportunidad para dar a conocer y promover el diálogo político sobre cuestiones relacionadas a la agricultura familiar (FF). Al mismo tiempo, la FAO participa activamente en la promoción de la comunicación como proceso clave en la promoción de la agricultura familiar y la seguridad alimentaria en todo el mundo, en colaboración con los gobiernos, instituciones y organizaciones de productores. Angel Strappazzón, La Vía Campesina Latinoamérica.
Published on 17/01/2014
The forgotten role of forest producers as small scale farmers
Mr Jeffrey Campbell is the Manager of FAO’s Forest and Farm Facility. In the following interview he explains the critical role forest producers, the issues they face, and the implications of not prioritizing their needs. (Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
Published on 25/11/2013
IYFF Special Ambassador - Mr. Gerd Sonnleitner, President of the European Farmers Association
Mr. Gerd Sonnleitner, President of the European Farmers Association, has been nominated by FAO Director General as a Special Ambassador for the International Year of Family Farming 2014. He has been entrusted, along with his fellow Ambassadors of IYFF 2014 Mr. Ibrahim Coulibaly and Mirna Cunningham, with the mandate of raising the profile of family farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in the fight against hunger and poverty and for agricultural development.
Published on 22/11/2013

UN declares 2014 the International Year of Family Farming
The UN General Assembly declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming today in New York City, as part of a global campaign to reinforce awareness and support for family farmers. This move to focus on family farmers for the international year was driven by strong advocacy from civil society, mainly the World Rural Forum which played a fundamental role. Family farming is a priority for FAO, which sees the contributions of these important agricultural producers as critical to the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Small farmers serve as pillars for the world’s agricultural production system, yet their contributions and needs fail to get the recognition and support that they need. This international years begs the questions: What are the issues affecting small scale and family farmers and what are the implications of not addressing these issues?
Published on 22/11/2013
Launch of the International Year of Family Farming 2014
Families share everything. They share their living space and their mealtimes. They share their aspirations, dreams, successes and failures. Throughout the developed and developing world, farming families reap the benefits of sharing the workload too.
Published on 22/11/2013

Seguridad alimentaria y agricultura familiar en México, Costa Rica y Brazil
Ministros y representantes de alto nivel siguen participando en discusiones, reuniones y eventos paralelos del 40ª periodo de sesiones del Comité de seguridad alimentaria mundial, que tiene lugar esta semana (7-11 de octubre) en la sede central de la FAO. A pesar de sus apretados programas, algunos ministros y delegados nos informaron del estado actual de la seguridad alimentaria en sus países respectivos.
Published on 09/10/2013
Ano Internacional da Agricultura Familiar: mensagem do Diretor-Geral da FAO José Graziano da Silva
O Ano Internacional da Agricultura Familiar que será celebrado em 2014 oferece uma oportunidade de ouro para mostrar ao mundo como esse setor contribui e pode contribuir ainda mais para a segurança alimentar, para a adoção de dietas nutritivas e saudáveis e para a sustentabilidade.
Published on 27/09/2013

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