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