Posted on May 23, 2019 by Sustainable Food News

UN set to launch ‘Decade of Family Farming’

World body to recognize family farmers, producing 80% of globe's food

The United Nations will launch on May 29 its Decade of Family Farming and accompanying global action plan to boost support for family farmers, who produce 80 percent of the world’s food.

The Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028) was declared by the UN in 2017. The world body’s two agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – will lead activities for the implementation of the 10-year celebration.

The global action plan will provide detailed guidance for the international community on collective and coherent actions that can be taken during 2019-2028. It highlights the need to increase, among other things, family farmers’ access to natural resources, markets, training and income-generating opportunities.

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