First Global Forum of the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028

Virtual Event, 19/09/2022 - 22/09/2022

The First Global Forum of the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 will be held in a virtual format from 19 to 22 September 2022. Co-organized by FAO-IFAD, the Forum will take stock of the achievements and challenges faced during the UNDFF implementation. The event will contribute to the identification of priority policies and technical areas that will shape the UNDFF agenda for the next period of implementation, with a view to accelerate transition to context-specific, diversified, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life for rural communities. 


The main objectives of the Global Forum are to provide a general overview of policy trends and the relevance of family farming vis-à-vis the SDGs and the present global development agenda; highlight the main outcomes of the first three years of implementation; and re-orient the UNDFF agenda according to the challenges of current agri-food systems by sharing experiences and lessons learned from its implementation on the ground.

The Global Forum is expected to: exchange good practices, experiences and concrete policy solutions for the support of family farming; highlight the key emerging policy/technical areas, actions and instruments to enable family farmers to achieve diversified, innovative and dynamic farming systems;  scale out and scale up efforts to promote multistakeholder partnerships and cooperation for the promotion, development and effective implementation of policies, strategies and programmes, enabling family farmers to fulfill their transformative potential.


Participants will include government representatives, governmental agencies, representatives of UN agencies, family farmers and their organizations, civil society organizations at global, regional, and national level, as well as NGOs, the private sector, the media and academia.