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Document of contributions to the RIO +20 Compilation Document
The following document outlines some of the claims in guard and promotion of family farming for their inclusion in the compilation document RIO +20.
It is based on the recommendations included in the Final Declaration of the "World Conference of Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth" that was held in Bilbao between the 5th and 7th of October 2011.
The Rio +20 Conference seeks to renew the commitment of world leaders for Sustainable Development. The conference content will swing around two themes, the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and the institutional framework for sustainable development.
The development organization World Rural Forum (WRF), whose field of action is solidarity-based rural development based on Family Farming related rural advocacy, launched in 2008 an international campaign aimed at UN request for the Declaration of an International Year of Family Farming. This campaign has been gaining legitimacy in the form of more than 365 formal accessions agricultural organizations, civil society and governments in more than 60 countries around the world.
As of today, October 31, 2011, we face the imminent Declaration by the UN General Assembly, of the International Year of Family Farming in 2014.
In this sense, the FRM considers that the Rio +20 Summit can be a great opportunity to achieve the highest recognition of FF in the legislative framework and political world in the coming years.
The final document of Rio +20 should include the importance of family farming, as linked to Green Economy, as the most viable alternative to eradicate hunger and poverty in a sustainable way in the world
SUMMARY CONCEPTUAL DOCUMENT IYFF CAMPAIGN -JULY 2010-
Updated version of the Conceptual documentīs Summary, including Traditionnal Fishing.
CONCEPTUAL DOCUMENT IYFF CAMPAIGN -JULY 2010-
We have incorporated the issue of Artisanal Fisheries to the Concept Paper of the Campaign for AIAF, at the request of Fishermen's Associations.
TOWARDS THE CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FAMILY FARMING-IYFF. A dream nearer each day- June 2010
We are updating and summarizing this report with the last events. In the world today there are 3000 million people who live in the countryside.
Diptych of the campaign in English
Conceptual document of the Campaign in favour of an International Year of Family F arming-IYFF
In the words of Jacques Diouf, the General Director of (FAO), "the time has come to re-launch farming, and the international Community should not squander the opportunity".
For our organisations, coordinated by WRF, the celebration of an International Year dedicated to family farming would create a unique opportunity to develop means, which would assure in the medium and long term, a prosperous and sustainable family agriculture development and, as a result, in the rural areas on all the continents, especially, in the developing countries.