The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is in full preparation for 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming. Marcella Villarreal told FAO diplomats that “our goal is better recognition of the family farmer in a sustainable future” as we’ll as “the huge value they bring to agriculture, rural life, biodiversity and revitalizing communities.”
The UNGA declared the international year will take place in 2014 and asked FAO to lead it. With its main objective to increase recognition of Family Farming the FAO will focus on activities in regions and at country levels. “We want to hear from the stakeholders about their problems, concerns, successes, etc” she said. World Food Day 2014 will also have as its theme Family Farming she said.
Pictured: Betsy Dribben, ICA Director of Policy who is in Rome this week at the FAO meetings.