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International Year of Family Farming 2014

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The International Year of Family Farming was launched on the 22nd November at UN Headquarters in New York. …

The International Year of Family Farming was launched on the 22nd November at UN Headquarters in New York.
What is Family Farming?
Family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities, and it is linked to several areas of the rural development. Family farming is a means of organizing agricultural, forestry, fisheries, pastoral and aquaculture production which is managed and operated by a family and predominantly reliant on family labour, including both women’s and men’s.
Objectives of the International Year include supporting the development of policies conducive to sustainable family farming and increasing knowledge, communication and public awareness.


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  • 1. International  Year  of   Family  Farming  2014   fao.org/family-­‐farming-­‐2014     1  
  • 2. Launch  of  the  International   Year  of  Family  Farming   2  
  • 3. What  is  family  farming?     Family   farming   includes   all   family-­‐based   agricultural   ac2vi2es,   and   it   is   linked   to   several   areas   of   the   rural   development.     Family  farming  is  a  means   of  organizing  agricultural,   forestry,  fisheries,  pastoral   and  aquaculture  producCon   which  is  managed  and   operated  by  a  family  and   predominantly  reliant  on   family  labour,  including   both  women’s  and  men’s.   3  
  • 4. Why  is  family  farming  important?     Family   farming   has   an   important   socio-­‐economic,   environmental  and  cultural  role.     •  Family   and   small-­‐scale   farming   are   inextricably   linked   to   world  food  security.   •  Family   farming   preserves   tradi6onal   food   products,   while   contribuCng  to  a  balanced  diet  and  safeguarding  the  world’s   agro-­‐biodiversity  and  the  sustainable  use  of  natural  resources.   •  Family   farming   represents   an   opportunity   to   boost   local   economies,   especially   when   combined   with   specific   policies   aimed  at  social  protecCon  and  well-­‐being  of  communiCes.   4  
  • 5. Objectives  of  the  International  Year   •  Support   the   development   of   policies   conducive   to   sustainable  family  farming;     •  Increase  knowledge,   communicaCon  and   public  awareness;   •  AKain  beKer   understanding  of  family   farming  needs,  potenCal   and  constraints  and   ensure  technical  support;   •  Create  synergies  for  sustainability.   5  
  • 6. What  activities  will  be  carried  out?   The  IYFF  will  focus  on  three  global  lines  of  ac2on:     1.  PromoCon   of   dialogue   in   policy   decision-­‐making     processes     2.  IdenCficaCon,   documentaCon   and   sharing   lessons   learned   and   successful   experiences   of   exisCng   pro-­‐ family  farming  policies  at  naConal  and/or  other  levels   to  capitalize  relevant  knowledge  on  family  farming   3.  CommunicaCon,  advocacy  and  outreach       6  
  • 7. Main  messages   •  Family  Farming  is  the  predominant  form  of  agriculture  both  in   developed  and  developing  countries     •  Family  farmers  are  an  important  part  of  the  soluCon  for  a   world  free  from  poverty  and  hunger     •  Family  Farming  supports  sustainable  development     7  
  • 8. Website  (fao.org/family-­‐farming-­‐2014)   8  
  • 9. IYFF  related  events   9   For  detailed  informaCon  of  all  related  events,  access:   hKp://www.fao.org/family-­‐farming-­‐2014/events/  
  • 10. IYFF  on  Social  Media  (#IYFF14  /  #AIAF14)   hKps://www.facebook.com/UNFAO       hKp://www.flickr.com/groups/faooZheun/pool/tags/iyff14/       hKp://www.pinterest.com/unfao/internaConal-­‐year-­‐of-­‐family-­‐farming/       hKp://www.slideshare.net/FAOoZheUN/tag/iyff14/       hKps://twiKer.com/IYFFNews       hKp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=IYFF14     10  
  • 11. fao.org/family-­‐farming-­‐2014       Food  and  Agriculture  OrganizaCon  of  the  United  NaCons   Viale  delle  Terme  di  Caracalla   00153,  Rome  Italy   Family-­‐Farming-­‐2014@fao.org   11  

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