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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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

River of milk -- Afghan dairy farmers prosper
The dairy sector in Afghanistan is thriving. Thousands of small farmers are benefiting from an FAO project funded by Italy that is improving the collection, processing and marketing of their milk. Women control almost 90 % of the profits. Milk producers are organized into cooperatives. Demand for milk products is growing and the dairy industry in Afghanistan is expected to continue to thrive, channeling money back into some of the country's poorest villages.
Published on 19/03/2014

La FAO Burundi avance dans l'approche Farmers Field School et Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools
Vidéo produite par la RTNB sur les thématiques de genre, VIH et nutrition au Burundi à travers l'approche Farmers Field School et Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools promue au Burundi par la FAO.
Published on 19/03/2014

Using conservation agriculture to help Zimbabwe's farmers produce more
FAO has been working closely with NGOs and small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe to introduce conservation farming techniques and improve food production. The video provides a short overview of what this actually means for Zimbabwe's communal farmers, recounting some of their stories and including the perspectives of FAO staff, NGO staff and the EU Ambassador.
Published on 19/03/2014

La FAO y la agricultura familiar: el caso de El Salvador
Las familias que practican agricultura de subsistencia constituyen el foco prioritario del trabajo de la FAO en El Salvador, porque concentran los mayores niveles de pobreza; mientras que paradójicamente producen una alta proporción de los alimentos que consume la población. Este sector social ha acumulado un capital de conocimientos y experiencias sobre el que se ha construido el Plan de Agricultura Familiar (PAF).
Published on 19/03/2014

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