The WCC (World CSO Coordinating Committee for the UNDFF) calls for the faithful application of these instruments in favour of family farming and the implementation of the UNDFF 2019-2028. 

The “Guide on international and regional instruments to defend and promote the interests and rights of family farmers” provides a comprehensive overview of international and regional legal frameworks and instruments that apply to the defence and promotion of family farming.  The guide is the result of a study carried out by the WRF together with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights with the support of the International Land Coalition (ILC).

The guide is supported by family farming organisations and CSO members of the WCC, who, through a joint statement, underline the existence of numerous international, regional and national instruments that recognise and protect, from different perspectives, family farmers and their vital role in addressing some of today’s most important global challenges, including resilient food systems, rural development, climate change and women’s empowerment.

The WCC Declaration calls for the faithful implementation of these international, regional and national agreements in defence of family farming in an interconnected and mutually reinforcing way in favour of family farming and the implementation of the UNFFD 2019-2028. The WCC reiterates in the declaration its strong commitment to working together with other actors in defining policy and institutional frameworks that strengthen family farming.

We invite you to ensure the wide dissemination of this guide so that it can be used as a tool in favour of family farming and family farmers around the world.