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.
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.
FAMILY FARMS FROM THE SOUTH, THE FOREMOST VICTIMS OF THE COMPETITION FOR WATER
On World Water Day, it is more necessary than ever to claim the legitimate right of men and women family farmers to have sustainable access to this vital resource.
VOICES IN FAVOUR OF FAMILY FARMING. "We must be able to spread the importance of Family Farming to the rest of society"
Rigoberto Turra, president of MUCECH, offers in this interview some clues to better understand the situation of Family Farming in Chile.
SWITZERLAND AND FRANCE, AT THE FRONT LINE OF THE IYFF-2014 IN EUROPE
Several Swiss organizations have recently joined forces in a National Committee, while Jeunes Agriculteurs (Young Farmers in France) and AFDI have agreed to lead the international year in the Hexagon, where the Ministry of Agriculture has signed a document of recognition to Family Farming.
THE WORLD CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE'S LEADERSHIP IS REINFORCED AT THE RECENT MEETING HELD IN ROME
The WCC of the IYFF-2014 hold a meeting 29-30 January. Its role was strengthened in setting the objectives and principles that will guide civil society in its celebration of the International Year of Family Farming 2014.