Thematic Presentation on "Family farming"

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Welcome to the Thematic Presentation on “Family Farming”. We the MSW II year student of School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya select this topic for thematic presentation because 2014 is The”International Year of Family Farming”. Through this presentation our focus is to inform about the family farming, importance of family farming, what is International Year of Family Farming, 2014, Objectives of family farming and so on.

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  • Thematic Presentation on "Family farming"

    1. 1. MSW (III Sem) Community Development Thematic Presentation On Family Farming
    2. 2. Social Change Management Office Bearers • Sanky • Sr. Jayasree • Sr. Shanthi Members • Akshitha • Amit • Edelin • Manasa • Mellora • Muneer • Rajashree • Shilpashri • Shrinath • Shwetha • Suhashini • Thanushri • Umesh
    3. 3. THE CONCEPT OF FAMILY FARMING
    4. 4. What is family farming? • Key to reducing poverty and improving global food security.
    5. 5. What is family farming? • 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 and men
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    7. 7. THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FAMILY FARMING (IYFF) • The objective of raising the profile of family farming • Alleviating hunger and poverty, providing food security and improving livelihoods, while protecting the environment and biodiversity • Reposition family farming at the centre of agricultural, environmental and social policies in the national agendas by identifying gaps and opportunities to promote a shift towards a more equal and balanced development
    8. 8. • UN has designated year 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) • Rural Youth engaged in family farming produce over half of the world's food and they have the potential to produce more. • Family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities, and it is linked to several areas of 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.
    9. 9. What are the objectives of the IYFF? The key objectives of IYFF • Support the development of policies that will foster sustainable family farming • Increase knowledge and public awareness on the vital role that family farmers play in the agricultural and development sectors • Raise awareness of the needs and potential of family farmers, along with the constraints that they face, and ensure that they have access to technical support • Create synergies for sustainability
    10. 10. • Recognize the role and rights of women in family farming • Strengthen the legitimacy of farmers’ organizations and their capacity to effectively represent and defend the interests of family farmers; • Create rural economic opportunities for family farmers that provide alternatives to migration to urban areas • Promote local and indigenous knowledge and know-how • Encourage research that improves food security and supports sustainable rural development, safeguards cultural heritage, protects the environment and maintains biodiversity • Promote dialogue on policy and decision making processes • Identify and share lessons learned and successful pro-family farming policies, and capitalize relevant knowledge on family farming • Enhance communication, advocacy and outreach.
    11. 11. The importance of family farming • common operational farming model in developing countries • A majority of Indians are dependent on Agriculture and most of them are involved in family farm.
    12. 12. The importance of family farming • Generates food and income for hundreds of millions of rural people, including the poor and marginalized • Creates jobs for women, men and young people, both within their family farms and in related enterprises along food and agricultural value chains • Provides models of adaptability and resilience for more sustainable food production • Is socially and culturally part of communities and territories constituting nations, and as such underpins national food security in most countries • Safeguards and protects environmental assets and natural resources, biodiversity and cultural heritage.
    13. 13. Did you know that? • 1.5 billion people worldwide are estimated to be involved in family farming • There are over 500 million small farms worldwide; • Growth in agricultural production to meet rising global needs using prevailing (large-scale) farming practices is unsustainable • 76 per cent of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas, where agriculture is their main source of livelihood • Households in developing countries spend 70-80 per cent of their disposable income on food • There are an estimated 842 million hungry people in the world, three-quarters of whom live in rural areas • Our future food security depends on smallholder farmers, yet they are often neglected • Almost half of the developing world’s farmers are women • Climate change threatens to increase the number of hungry and impoverished people, especially in the developing world • With the right economic, social and environmental conditions, smallholder family farmers can be at the forefront of a sustainable transformation in world agriculture.
    14. 14. CHALLENGES OF FAMILY FARMERS
    15. 15. Why to Promote Family farming? • GUARANTEE OF FOOD SUPPLY • GENERATES WELFARE • POVERTY ALLEVIATION • BIO-DIVERSITY PROTECTION • WOMEN AS FARMERS
    16. 16. SPOTLIGHT ON FARMERS
    17. 17. THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY WORKER AND SOCIAL WORKER
    18. 18. • Raise awareness of the needs and potential of youth in family farming, • ensure that they have access to technical support along with the creation of synergies for sustainability • Identification of rural economic opportunities for youth in family farming • Development and formulation of policies that will foster sustainable family farming
    19. 19. Strengthening links between the forestry and family farming. To increase partnership and dialogue in the broad and diversified sectors of family and small scale agricultural activities. Improve access to finance information and services to help beneficiaries economic, social and environmental sustainability. Create enabling environment in order to promote legal and policy reforms to tackle the challenges that the forest committees are facing.
    20. 20. WE THE STUDENTS OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT II MSW ARE VERY GREATFUL TO ALL THE FACULTY FOR GIVING US THIS OPPORTUNITY AND TIME. THANK YOU

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