Why to promote it?

GUARANTEE OF FOOD SUPLY

70
%
OF THE WORLD'S FOOD PRODUCTION IS PROVIDED BY FAMILY FARMERS
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Key to fight hunger and malnutrition.
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Small farms are often more productive and sustainable per unit of land and energy consumed.

GENERATES WELFARE

40
%
OF WORLD HOUSEHOLDS DEPEND ON FAMILY FARMING
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Out of the 3,000 million rural people in developing countries, 2,500 belong to families engaged in Family Farming.
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Also contributes to stabilize the population in rural areas, to preserve historical and cultural values, to generate income and consumption.

POVERTY ALLEVIATION

AT LEAST TWICE AS EFFECTIVE AS OTHER PRODUCTION SECTORS IN THE PREVENTION OF POVERTY
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GDP growth originated in agriculture is at least twice as effective in reducing poverty than GDP growth generated in other sectors.
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Agricultural and rural growth also benefits the poor in urban areas, due to the abundance and proximity of food.

BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION

GREAT POTENTIAL FOR THE CONSERVATION OF LOCAL VARIETIES
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Throughout history, we have used about 7,000 plants to meet basic needs. Nowadays there are over 150 species grown commercially, of which 30 constitute 90% of the calories in the human diet and only four (rice, wheat, corn, potato) account for more than half of the caloric contribution.
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Family Farming, besides being a source of genetic agro-diversity, can ensure their preservation through the use of seed varieties and native livestock breeds well adapted to various environments.

WOMEN AS FARMERS

WOMEN MAKE NEARLY HALF OF AGRICULTURAL LABOR IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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In most cases, the woman cooks and puts food on the table, sells farm products and deals with the health of the family. She is the first educator of their children, to whom gives birth.
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Women contribute a significant proportion of the agricultural labor force in developing countries. FAO estimates this figure at 43%, while UNIFEM estimates between 60-80%.

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22.10.2018
Suagr beets and corn harvest. Feeding and fueling the world. #ethanol #mnagriculture #familyfarming https://t.co/uLY2sH35YA
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22.10.2018
Venha #expoflores #2019 #artezanato #flores
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21.10.2018
Es lamentable que mientras se celebra la "Semana Mundial de la Alimentación" en donde se reconoce que los huertos t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Salsa con productos del huerto. #agriculturafamiliar #HuertosUrbanos #SinQuímicos #AgriculturaOrgánica https://t.co/ROSiEngARs
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21.10.2018
When going to your parents for Sunday lunch means walking up the track with Yorkshire’s in hand
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21.10.2018
Fantastic day at @Nat_DairyShow yesterday - thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us! Didn't get a chance to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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21.10.2018
Fantastic day at @Nat_DairyShow yesterday - thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us! Didn't get a chance to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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20.10.2018
#BolsonaroSim único que disse colocar à frente dos ministérios profissionais especializados. A nossa #alimentação d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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20.10.2018
Hoje pela manhã estivemos em Júlio de Castilhos onde instalamos três experimentos: Níveis Tecnológicos na Cultura d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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20.10.2018
Hoje pela manhã estiveram em Júlio de Castilhos onde instalaram três experimentos: Níveis Tecnológicos na Cultura d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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20.10.2018
It’s tough finding good help these days. #familyfarming https://t.co/Pbok5cLxqm
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20.10.2018
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20.10.2018
Los 600 despidos de Trabajadores Estatales de la #AgriculturaFamiliar son un golpe a la producción de alimentos y l… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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20.10.2018
#agroecología #agriculturafamiliar #soberaníaalimentaria Acto inaugural de la Primera Jornada de Agroecología
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20.10.2018
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20.10.2018
Com investimento de R$ 5 milhões, Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos atenderá mais de 7,5 mil pessoas em 111 municí… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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19.10.2018
“Want me on south side to unload?” Combine: No. Stay on north side. - 5 min later - Combine: Why the fuck aren… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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19.10.2018
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19.10.2018
PGPAF: 15 produtos contam com bônus este mês shar.es/a1I0UK
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19.10.2018
Com investimento de R$ 5 milhões, Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos atenderá mais de 7,5 mil pessoas em 111 municí… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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19.10.2018
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19.10.2018
‼️#Mañana en #BahíaBlanca⚠️A partir de las 10 en El Rosedal #ParquedeMayo
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19.10.2018
TOCANTINS Com 3,8 mil agricultores beneficiados, Crédito Fundiário movimentou R$ 126 milhões desde 2011; inadimplên… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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19.10.2018
@FarmForward @mental_floss This type of reporting is—unintentionally?—misleading, and people won't get the message… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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19.10.2018
TOCANTINS Com 3,8 mil agricultores beneficiados, Crédito Fundiário movimentou R$ 126 milhões desde 2011; inadimplên… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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19.10.2018
TOCANTINS Com 3,8 mil agricultores beneficiados, Crédito Fundiário movimentou R$ 126 milhões desde 2011; inadimplên… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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19.10.2018
La maquinaria agrícola clásica tiene su nuevo espacio en Segovia - AgroTecnica Ampliar noticia ↙️… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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