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The role of family farmers and smallholder farmers is crucial to food security and the fight against hunger.

And 2014 being the International year of Farming  provides further opportunity  to highlight the role of smallholder farmers in achieving sustainable development.

At the ECOSOC High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Side-Event on “Small food producers and family farmers as agents for change for sustainable agriculture and food systems in the post-2015 agenda,” panellists shed light on the importance of raising the profile and paying attention to the needs of family farmers. 

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