The 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.
The UN General Assembly has designated 2014 “International Year of Family Farming.” This is a strong signal that the international community recognizes the important contribution of family farmers to world food security.
- Click here to read the Secretary-General’s message.
- Click here to read more about the International Day.
Launch of a new global food security news platform
The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of the world’s biggest news and information provider, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a comprehensive global news platform dedicated to food issues on World Food Day. Click here to read more.
E-learning course puts gender equality at the centre of agricultural planning
To strengthen the capacities of member countries in reducing gender inequalities in agriculture and increasing productivity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, with support from the European Union, has produced a new e-learning course to help policy-makers and agricultural planners develop gender-responsive policies and programmes for food and nutrition security. Click here to read more.