Strong forest and farm organizations transform livelihoods

Indigenous peoples, local communities and private smallholders are primary actors in reducing poverty, but one of the main challenges is overcoming their isolation from each other, markets, business services, information, policymakers and investment opportunities. When organized and supported by an enabling environment, forest and farm producers improve their livelihoods and well-being while managing their resources sustainably.

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COFO/World Forest week - 23-27 June, FAOHQ

Monday 23 June: Signature of a Partnership Agreement with Agricord
Statement by dr. Piet Vanthemsche, president of AgriCord 

Piet Vanthemsche, president of AgriCord and Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO







Tuesday 24 June: Item4.4 Plenary Session
 Item 4.4 Forests and Family Farming, by Jeff Campbell 
- Forests and Family Farming, Presentation By Jeff Campbell 
- The family forest/family farm connection, Presentation by Peter deMarsh 

Thursday 26 June: FFF-IFFA Special event
16 speakers from civil society and governments from 8 countries exchanged through national experiences on the mutual benefits - for livelihoods and sustainable rural development – in building strong relationship between forest and fam families, communities, producers and policy makers.
Participants' biography 


Progress in the countries

New countries selected for FFF support

Bolivia, Kenya, Vietnam, and Zambia have been selected by an experts panel as the next four partner countries for the Forest and Farm Facility.

An important dimension of the Forest and Farm Facility is to strengthen smallholder, women, community and Indigenous Peoples’ producer organizations for business/livelihoods and policy engagement. Click here  to see recent activities implemented in support of producer organizations.

last updated:  Thursday, July 10, 2014