8th Global Conference on Family Farming

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
From: 19.03.2024 to: 21.03.2024

The 8th Global Conference on Family Farming: Sustainability of Our Planet, organized by the World Rural Forum, will bring together relevant family farming leaders from five continents, representatives of governments, international institutions, research centres, foundations, consumer, youth and women farmers' organizations.

Agriculture and food production are important economic and development drivers in mountain areas, where 6 out of 10 people live in rural areas. They contribute to sustaining the livelihoods of 1.1 billion people living in the mountains as well as those of a much larger number of people in the lowlands who depend on healthy mountain ecosystems for freshwater and the conservation of key plant and animal biological diversity.

The Conference will be a unique space to define and strengthen the necessary commitments to ensure that family farming plays a leading role in global challenges, such as the climate crisis, the loss of biodiversity or the sustainability of food systems.

Five years into the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF), the 8th Global Conference on Family Farming provides a unique opportunity to reflect on key achievements, analyse the interconnected challenges facing family farming that have become more acute in recent times, and identify priority and catalytic actions to scale up the implementation of the UNDFF in response to these challenges facing not only agriculture, but humanity as a whole.

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