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World Food Day

TPhoto: ©FAO/ Daniel Haydukhe 2014 World Food Day theme – Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” – has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas. Continue reading

CIT students take up the challenge to photograph global issues affecting family farming

IMG_4433a_miniUNIC Canberra joined the Canberra Institute of Technology to launch their 2014 Photography Competition, themed the “International Year of Family Farming” on the 18th of June. Continue reading

Family Farmers Infographic: Feeding the world, caring for the earth

Family farming is inextricably linked to national and global food security. Both in developing and developed countries, family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector. Family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities, and it is linked to several areas of rural development.  Continue reading

Countries in Asia and the Pacific urged to take up the Zero Hunger Challenge

The mission for an end to hunger in the world’s most populous region has received a boost, with FAO member countries responding positively to a call by the Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva for a “massive effort” to end hunger in Asia and the Pacific. Continue reading

FAO: Asia and the Pacific must increase food production to meet future demand

Governments in Asia and the Pacific should take some major, fundamental decisions – and soon – about ways to increase their food production and address undernourishment, FAO has warned.

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Launching the International Year of Family Farming in Rural Australia

On the 9th of March, in the regional New South Wales town of Cowra, surrounded by vineyards, sheep, wheat, beetroot, asparagus and lettuce farms, UNIC Canberra launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming. Continue reading

Launch of International Year of Family Farming 2014

The United Nations has launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to stress the vast potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources. IYFF aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas. Continue reading