Regional Technical Platform for Family Farming

In the framework of the implementation of the United Nations Decade for Family Farming 2019-2028, the issue of identifying and characterizing the sector is a key element to advance the strengthening of family farming, as well as the development of regulatory frameworks. and institutional that allow support to the sector through differentiated actions.

It is possible to identify important progress in different regions in the development of regulatory frameworks, whether through plans, laws or binding instruments, that place family farming at the center of an inclusive rural development agenda. In addition, countries have developed different institutional arrangements that allow for the coordination of actions in favor of family farming.

In this context, one of the most important tools are the Family Farming Registers, which can be understood as a support to public policies for the sector, allowing the recognition of family farmers and linking the working strategies of the State to the needs of the sector.

The implementation of a system of registers of family farms is linked to a series of challenges, ranging from the perspective of the construction of political agreements to the technological development and implementation of the tool. At present, however, there are various experiences that have allowed progress in the development of systems and mechanisms for the Family Farming Registry and that allow dialogue on the various dimensions involved in the creation and implementation of this tool.

Therefore, and with the objective of promoting cooperation and exchange of experiences, taking as reference the pillars of the Global Plan of Action of the Decade and also the priorities indicated in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Charter of Santiago de Chile, this dialogue space is proposed to share experiences and challenges encountered in the development of family farm registries and their link with policies to strengthen the sector.

Taking advantage of the space of the Regional Technical Platform for Family Farming, facilitated by the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the work carried out by the Executive Secretary of the Central American Agricultural Council and the Specialized Meeting on Family Farming of MERCOSUR, the cycle will have three virtual sessions with the presentation of the countries' experiences, with the opportunity to dialogue and identify elements that will guide a cooperation agenda.

The Regional Technical Platform for Family Farming is a global initiative facilitated by the FAO Office for Latin America and the Caribbean and aims to create spaces for dialogue and exchange of experiences to promote technical and institutional innovations that strengthen the family farming sector.

Institutionalizing family farming - August 1

Design and implementation of family farm records, September 5

Family farm records and their links to differentiated public policies, October 5