Salomón Salcedo – FAO Medium-Term StrategicFramework for Cooperation in Small-scale (Family) Farming in Latin America and the Caribbean 2012-2015

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Workshop on Small-Scale Farming in the Caribbean:
"FAO Medium-Term StrategicFramework for Cooperation in Small-scale (Family) Farming in Latin America and the Caribbean 2012-2015”, by Salomon Salcedo, Senior Policy Officer, FAO Regional Officer, Santiago, Chile.

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  • 2. FAO Priorities in LACRegional Conference, March 2012, 4 priority areas:1. Food security2. Family farming3. Transboundary diseases and food safety4. Climate change and sustainable management of Natural ResourcesRC, a Governing body of FAO1. Informs Council on regional priorities2. Regional priorities inform new Strategic Framework
  • 3. Strategic Framework for Cooperationin Family Farming in LAC 1. Concept of family farming in the Region 2. Challenges and opportunities of Family Farming 3. Key institutions involved in Family Farming in the region 4. Comparative Advantages of FAO 5. Areas of cooperation and expected results 6. Implementation, monitoring and evaluation Annexes
  • 4. Definition of Family Farming inthe Region Definition in several countries  Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Uruguay  Mercosur - REAF Common Elements (pluri-activities, home location, labor force) Programs / Policy instruments
  • 5. …defintion of Family Farming> Family farming is a means of organizing agricultural production (agriculture includes agricultural, forestry, fisheries, pastoral, and aquaculture activities and combinations of these) which is managed and operated by a family and primarily reliant on non-wage family labor.> The family (in some contexts includes extended family members) and the farm are inseparably linked, co-evolve and combine productive, social and reproductive functions.  Concept in evolution
  • 6. Challenges and Opportunities1. Development of an institutional framework2. Rural development planning based on local participation mechanisms3. Application of the territorial approach4. Food security5. Gender gap6. Strengthening associations / cooperatives7. Access to markets and participation in value chains8. Access to financing9. Insurance10. Technological gap / access technology11. Extension services / training12. Climate change
  • 7. Keys institutions in Family Farming• National Goverments •Argentina (Ministry of Rural Development and Family Farming) •Bolivia (Productive Community Agricultural Revolution Act) •Brazil (PRONAF, Ministeriy) •Chile (INDAP) •Uruguay (Programes, Research) •Paraguay (PRONAF) •El Salvador (Family Farming Plan) •Costa Rica (Family Farming Sectorial Plan) •Guatemala (Family Farming Program to strengthen the rural economy)• International Insititutions • REAF, IFAD, IICA, RUTA, RIMISP
  • 8. Comparative advantages of FAO• Good Agricultural Practices• Integrated Pest Management• Farmer Fields Schools• Rural Development Agencies• Production systems/ Seed distribution• Project Formulation(Rural-invest)• MicroBanking System• Comunity Forestry• Productive Partnerships in Agrochains• Community development plans / territorial socioeconomic and gender analysis; Field and Life Schools for young farmers• Policy cycle, Policy Analysis Matrix ...
  • 9. Objective To work with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the formulation and adoption of policies and programmes to increase the production of goods and services originating from family farming in a sustainable manner, and thereby contribute to the well-being of rural families in the region
  • 10. Areas of Cooperation Increase in the production of goods and services originating from family farming in a sustainable way that promotes greater well-being of families Development / Sustainable reorientation of Access to intensification the institutional markets and of production framework for inclusion in Family Farming value chains Socio-economic, gender, rural youth and policy analysis
  • 11. Area 1. Socioeconomic, gender, rural youth, and policy analysis • Strengthening of national, regional and local capacities for undertaking socioeconomic and gender analysis of family farming productive systems, applying methodologies such as the policy analysis matrix (MAP) and socioeconomic and gender analysis (ASEG), as well as tools and indicators to make diagnostic assessment of the current rural employment situation. • Training and analysis of trade flows and marketing margins that have an impact on the competitiveness of family farming. • Diagnostic assessments at the national level to identify, in general, the potential and main constraints on family farming, as one of the inputs for defining priorities and support strategies in public policies.
  • 12. Area 2. Sustainable intensification of family agricultural production • Development of production systems, conservation and marketing of seeds and intensification of grain production through the use of high quality seeds • Development of Farmer Field Schools, empowering the leading producers and extension workers • Strengthening extension systems with self-management approaches • Promotion of Integrated Pest Management in smallholder agriculture • Development of sustainable livestock, agro-aquaculture, silvopastoral, agroforestry family systems
  • 13. Area 3. Access to markets and inclusion in value chains • Studying models and proposals for integrating family farming into agrifood markets. • Strengthening of the capacities of family farmers (business capacities, preparation of investment projects, quality and safety standards, etc.) and establishment of alliances with buyers. • Strengthening of associative management capacities and negotiation in markets. • Improving the competitiveness of local traditional markets (open markets, specialized markets, mobile markets, flea markets, etc.) as an important channel for the commercialization of healthy food products from family farming. • Development of market information systems.
  • 14. Area 4. Development of an institutional framework for family farming • Development of national strategies for the sustainable intensification of family farming production, integration of rural employment issues in relevant policy processes, and evaluation of the trade-offs between different policy alternatives. • Strengthening of local, regional and national capacities for the adoption of pro-family farming policies and strategies, and for the design and implementation of new programmes and projects, using a results-based management approach. • Organization of national and sub-regional forums for the discussion and exchange of experiences in public policies and strategies for family farming. • Facilitating the exchange of experiences by government officials and civil society organizations involved in family farming policies.
  • 15. Management of the FAO Cooperation Framework in Family Farming in Latin American and Caribbean Countries Planning Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Final Report Strategic and Medium-Term Plan Family Farming World 2014-17 Functional Technical Group2 Family Farming 1 Region Regional Priority Framework Biennial work plans and budget by region : Specific results with indicators and goals Permanent Secretariat of the Regional Regional Conference for Latin Sub-Region Family America and the Farming Caribbean Caribbean Sub-Regional Priority Biennial work plans and budget by Priority Framework sub-region: Group3Central America & Specific results with indicators and goals Mexico South America Biennial work plans and budget Country Programming by country: National Country Framework Specific results with indicators governments and goals 1 Family farming is one of four regional priorities. Each country may have different or complementary priorities to the four regional priorities. 2 Family Farming Functional Technical Group: Comprised of focal points in national governments, officers of the headquarters of FAO in Rome, professionals of theRegional family farming Focus Group and other relevant institutions; It will meet quarterly to evaluate work plans using established monitoring methods. 3 Regional Family Farming Priority Group: Comprised of professionals from various offices of FAO in the region working in family farming; it will provide technicalassistance for the implementation of the Strategic Framework and will monitor work plans on a monthly basis.
  • 16. Functional Technical GroupToday:  58 government focal points  38 other institutions (civil society and academia)  33 professionals from FAO in the Region  10 FAO professionals HQ
  • 17. CommunicationNewsletter  Editorial  The interview  Family Farming Observatory  Good practices  Did you Know?  Agenda2014 International Year of Family Farming
  • 18. Thank you Salomón SalcedoFamily Farming Priority Group 18