EVENT: THE OPPORTUNITIES OF THE DECADE OF THE UNITED NATIONS OF FAMILY FARMING TO STRENGHTEN RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY OF FAMILY FARMERS
06/04/2021

Arkaute, 6 april, 2021. Family farming– including peasants, fisher folk, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, traditional communities, mountain farmers, forest users, women and youth- is the predominant form of food and agricultural production in both developed and developing countries, producing around 80 percent of the world’s food in value terms, and furthermore, developing multiple economic, environmental, social and cultural functions. It is estimated that 90% of the farms are family farms (around 500 millions of people).

 

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2019-2028 as the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) recognizing that family farmers, when supported with contextualized and affirmative policies and programs, have the unique capacity to redress the failure of food systems and social inequalities, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

In the framework of the Global Family Farming (CBI) of the International Land Coalition (ILC), the WRF and Slow Food International are organising an event on 8 April at 2 pm CEST to raise awareness of the United Nations Decade for Family Farming and its role in stimulating public policies favourable to family farming. The ILC Commitment Based Initiative on family farming (CBI) is a joint initiative to magnify the impact of the UN Decade of Family Farming and contribute to the implementation of its Action Plan at the global, regional and national levels in an inclusive way and promoting people -centered land governance. The objective of this event is to discuss and reflect on the value of the UN Decade of Family Farming to stimulate contextualized, comprehensive and long-term commitments in favour of family farmers. Through a conversation among different actors, the actual challenges faced by family farmers,  -especially in relation to their secure access to land- and the emerged opportunities will be identified.

 

Terra Madre offers a great opportunity to raise awareness of the Decade of Family Farming and the family farming empowerment work being done by hundreds of farmers' organisations and National Family Farming Committees. The UNDFF is a unique opportunity to unleash the enormous potential of family farmers and facilitate them the instruments to respond the actual and future shocks and crisis while contributing to addressing SDGs.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the 8 april at 2 pm CEST.

 

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DRAFT PROGRAM

14:00-14:10

Welcome and Introductory remarks by

Slow Food International

Laura Lorenzo,  World Rural Forum Director.

 

14:10-14:40

Setting the scene

- Challenges and new opportunities for family farmers

Hakim Balinaire. ESAFF President, Uganda.

Nikolce Nikolovski - President of Slow Food Macedonia Board and Farmer.

- The secure access and control over land for family farmers

Ward Anseeuw, Senior Technical Specialist, International Land Coalition. ILC.

 

14:40-15:00

The new opportunities that come with the Declaration of the UNDFF

Giorgio Grussu. Coordinator of the UN Mountain Partnership and the Coalition for Fragile Ecosystems (coFE).

Guilherme Brady. Head of Family Farming Engagement and Parliamentarian Alliances Unit. FAO.

15:00 -15:10

Experiences from the national level: the contribution of policies to unleash the potential of family farmers.

Daniel Campos. Coordinator of the National Committee of Family Farming from Paraguay.

 

15:10-15:30

Open discussion

 

15:30- 15:45

Conclusions and recommendations emerged from the discussions.

 

 

 

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