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Brussels "Europe's rich tradition and valuable experiences should be shared with world" FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva praised the European Union for the commitment it has shown to making the International Year of Family Farming in 2014
After a lengthy campaign that gained the support of 360 organisations on five continents, the 66th United Nations General Assembly officially declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming. Civil Society programme, highlighting the need to
Artists, farmers, activists and eaters, we come together to recognize the crucial importance of family farmers. We take account of how far we've come and we renew our spirits for the fights ahead...Businesses sourcing from family farmers are
Can you hear the jackboots marching in the distance? Some Pennsylvania farmers sure can, as they struggle to maintain their businesses and livelihoods in the face of relentless tyranny being waged against them by the state's Department of Agriculture.
Case Studies in Eight Countries , indicates that these programmes promote school attendance and bolster the learning process. Additionally, the eight countries who took part in the study showed interest in sourcing food from family farmers to advance
School feeding programmes in Latin America are having a positive impact on children's well-being and are fostering local development when food is sourced from family farmers, a United Nations study found. Case Studies in Eight Countries, indicates
rice, beans, cowpeas (black-eyed peas), cassava, sweet potatoes, corn, squash and wheat. We are working on increasing the iron, zinc and provitamin A content...Half of Brazil's children suffer from some degree of iron deficiency, said Nutti.
The Kenyan government is planning to introduce large-scale irrigation in the country's dry lands to improve food security and unlock agricultural potential but critics have blasted the US$170 million scheme as unviable, and a threat to the
Using my experience to help save business owners a headache or two...On Wednesday I'll be in Boston addressing a high-end group of financial advisers at MIT. On Friday I'll be in Des Moines addressing a gathering of family farmers. As vastly
Singer Willie Nelson is taking his annual Farm Aid benefit concert to upstate New York with an all-day festival of music and locally grown food in September. The event in Saratoga Springs, 28 miles north of Albany, will feature Nelson and other Farm