Launch of the International Year of Family Farming 2014


Families share everything. They share their living space and their mealtimes. They share their aspirations, dreams, successes and failures. Throughout the developed and developing world, farming families reap the benefits of sharing the workload too.

In fact, with over 500 million family farms in the world, this is the predominant form of agriculture, and it is inextricably linked to world food security. (...) Yet more than 70% of the food insecure population is made up of family farmers in rural areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East. They cannot reach their full production potential because they lack the access to natural resources, credit, policies and technologies they need.

And that's why 2014 has been declared the International Year of Family Farming. (...)

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