Coping with the food and agriculture challenge: smallholders' agenda


This document was prepared under the supervision of Nadia El-Hage Scialabba, as part of “Preparations and Follow-up to Rio+20”, a project of the FAO Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NRD). It highlights the positions and common agenda of small-scale farmers´ organizations who participated in Rio+20 with the support of NRD, by identifying and synthesising their views, demands, needs, constraints and strengths. With 2014 designated the United Nations International Year of Family Farming, this document identifies some of the opportunities that emerged from Rio+20. The main messages emanating from several internationally recognized institutions in favour of farmers’ claims are highlighted, including the need for an effective shift in partnerships processes.

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