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By Amy McMillen, Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator, FAO-Washington, DC Curated by the FAO Liaison Office for North America with the World Food Day Network, Perspectives is an essay series that digs deeper into the annual World Food Day theme.  This year, read different points of view on the value and future of family farming from farmers, [...]
A major milestone was achieved yesterday, September 17, in the United States in recognition of the important role of family farmers in eradicating hunger, providing nutritious food and contributing to socioeconomic, environmental, and cultural development around the world. The United States Senate passed resolution S.RES.544 to designate 2014 as the “International Year of Family Farming” (IYFF). [...]

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By Emily Hunker, Communications Intern, FAO-Washington, DC. A key to a sustainable solution to hunger may come from what many are calling the Livestock Revolution. At a recent event on Capitol Hill, Livestock for Livelihood, panelists discussed the value of incorporating efficient animal husbandry into smallholder farms to build food security. The event, which was [...]
Today marks the end of World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding has a critical impact on a child’s life: it can prolong it by strengthening the immune system and reducing the risk of disease transmission. As a result, breastfeeding is also key to reaching the Millenium Development Goals. This article is cross-posted with permission by 1,000 days. [...]
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