Putting family farmers first to eradicate hunger
©FAO/Sue Price
16 October 2014, Rome--- The State of Food and Agriculture for 2014 has been released today by FAO. This year’s topic: Innovation in Family Farming. There are more than 570 million farms in the world. Over 500 million of those are family run farms. While the United Nations has declared 2014 as the international year of Family farming, the topic is garnering more and more attention as new research and analysis emerge about the role of family farmers in global food security. However, as this latest report acknowledges, definitions of family farming and how to tackle the challenges facing family farmers is quite complex.

Statement by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General, at the press conference for the launch of the State of Food and Agriculture 2014.
5min. 4sec.

Presentation of the report by Kostas Stamoulis.
10min. 35sec.

Questions and answers from the press conference.
12min. 23sec.

Jakob Skoet is an Economist with FAO’s Agricultural Development Economics Division in Rome. In the following interview he elaborates on the findings of the report and what types of innovation need to be encouraged.
6min. 24sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity, Interview, Press conference, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
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