Family Farming Knowledge Platform

Submit content (for individual users)

This Platform is an open participatory portal that allows its users to submit information through this Feature. All submitted material has to be relevant for family farming.

Users can submit a content considered of relevance, in the FAO official languages, by providing its URL and filling out the form below.

Submissions must meet the content requirements in order to get published.

By submitting content, you confirm that you read, understood and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

For any further info, please contact: [email protected]

Content requirements

Content requirements



  • will only be accepted in the official FAO languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish;
  • should be factual, notable, verifiable with cited sources, and neutrally presented;
  • will be entered in compliance with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws;
  • should include information that is relevant to the Platform (sensitive or politically controversial material will not be considered relevant);
  • will not promote external products or services. Content promoting external products or services will not be taken into consideration;
  • must meet FAO's quality standards in order to get published. FAO reserves the right to edit and adapt content prior to posting and reject content that in the views of FAO does not comply with such standards.


Type of content to be submitted:

Article (Journal, magazine, newsletter and/or blog article)

An article is a written work published in a print or electronic medium which discusses current or recent news of either general interest (i.e. daily newspapers) or of a specific topic (i.e. political or trade news magazines).


Periodical publications aimed at disseminating original research and commentary on current developments in a specific discipline, sub discipline, or field of study.


A serial publication consisting of no more than a few pages, devoted to news, announcements, and current information of interest primarily to a specialized group of subscribers or members of an association or organization.

Conference paper          

Materials produced for any kind of meeting, including official meetings and conference, or workshops documents (e.g. written speech and reports given at a specific conference)

Conference proceedings

Any report or proceedings generated by a meeting, or which discusses the outcome and conclusion of a meeting


A non-serial publication, written by a single author or collaboratively, based on research or scholarly findings generally derived from peer reviewed funding. It is complete in one volume or a designated finite number of volumes, it has chapters, possibly sections and it must have an ISBN or e-ISBN present.


Course and assignment materials produced for teaching purposes.


A formal, factual, methodological, statistical, technical or research report issued by an individual, group, agency, government body or other institution. Reports disseminate the outcomes and deliverables of a research assignment.

Technical paper               

A document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem.

Policy brief/ paper          

A concise summary of a particular issue, the policy options to deal with it, and some recommendations on the best option. It is aimed at government policymakers and others who are interested in formulating or influencing policy.

Case study         

A research paper involving an up-close, in-depth, and detailed examination of a subject of study (the case).


A statement by which to determine a course of action. Guidelines aim to streamline particular processes according to a set routine or sound practice. Guidelines are not binding and are not enforced.


A document that describes the objectives and outcomes of a field project, reporting on its implementation progress. It may provide details about the budget.

Working paper 

A preliminary paper, usually based on research, not intended for publication but rather for circulation by the author (or authors) to professional peers to provide information or with a request for comments or editorial improvement.

Fact sheet          

A brief presentation of data and information in a format which emphasizes key points concisely (usually no more than 3-4 pages).

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