International Year of Family Farming
The International Year of Family Farming 2014 is an initiative promoted by the World Rural Forum and supported by over 360 civil society and farmers’ organizations. This worldwide celebration, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, aims to become a tool to stimulate active policies for sustainable development of agricultural systems based farmer families, communal units, indigenous groups, cooperatives and fishing families.
All this work is being made from the perspective of effectively combating poverty and hunger and the search for a rural development based on the respect for environment and biodiversity.
THE COSTA RICAN IYFF-2014 NATIONAL COMMITTEE DRIVES A ROADMAP TO STRENGTHEN FAMILY FARMING
Several stakeholders take part on 18 and 19 June in a National Forum about advocacy on public policies.
CIVIL SOCIETY AT THE XIX REAF: THE IYFF-2014 SHOULD ALSO BE A "STRATEGIC ISSUE" FOR UPCOMING EDITIONS
Specialized Meeting on Family Farming in Mercosur: Farmers' organizations and NGOs recommend to generate specific actions related to the AIAF-2014 on national agendas.
IYFF-2014, AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTENSIFY THE WORK IN FAVOUR OF FAMILY FARMING IN MERCOSUR
The XIX REAF hosts a presentation on the International Year of Family Farming 2014 in Uruguay.
AMBITIOUS AGENDA FOR THE XIX REAF
The celebration and preparation of the International Year of Family Farming 2014 will be especially relevant during the XIX Specialized Meeting on Family Farming, to be held between 27 and 30 May in Atlantida, Uruguay.
UN’S HUNGER SUMMIT IN MADRID: THE PRESSING CHALLENGE OF FOOD SECURITY
The need to strengthen the role of women and men family farmers is evidenced once again, as well as the importance of ensuring their access to natural resources, technology and public investment, in the fight against Hunger.
A BANNER FOR FAMILY FARMING
Civil Society and the United Nations' system will share a common logo for the International Year of Family Farming 2014, after the International Steering Committee for FAO's IYFF-2014 program assumed the use of the already existing logo, widely used so far by the civil society.