Why to promote it?

GUARANTEE OF FOOD SUPLY

70
%
OF THE WORLD'S FOOD PRODUCTION IS PROVIDED BY FAMILY FARMERS
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Key to fight hunger and malnutrition.
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Small farms are often more productive and sustainable per unit of land and energy consumed.

GENERATES WELFARE

40
%
OF WORLD HOUSEHOLDS DEPEND ON FAMILY FARMING
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Out of the 3,000 million rural people in developing countries, 2,500 belong to families engaged in Family Farming.
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Also contributes to stabilize the population in rural areas, to preserve historical and cultural values, to generate income and consumption.

POVERTY ALLEVIATION

AT LEAST TWICE AS EFFECTIVE AS OTHER PRODUCTION SECTORS IN THE PREVENTION OF POVERTY
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GDP growth originated in agriculture is at least twice as effective in reducing poverty than GDP growth generated in other sectors.
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Agricultural and rural growth also benefits the poor in urban areas, due to the abundance and proximity of food.

BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION

GREAT POTENTIAL FOR THE CONSERVATION OF LOCAL VARIETIES
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Throughout history, we have used about 7,000 plants to meet basic needs. Nowadays there are over 150 species grown commercially, of which 30 constitute 90% of the calories in the human diet and only four (rice, wheat, corn, potato) account for more than half of the caloric contribution.
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Family Farming, besides being a source of genetic agro-diversity, can ensure their preservation through the use of seed varieties and native livestock breeds well adapted to various environments.

WOMEN AS FARMERS

WOMEN MAKE NEARLY HALF OF AGRICULTURAL LABOR IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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In most cases, the woman cooks and puts food on the table, sells farm products and deals with the health of the family. She is the first educator of their children, to whom gives birth.
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Women contribute a significant proportion of the agricultural labor force in developing countries. FAO estimates this figure at 43%, while UNIFEM estimates between 60-80%.

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16.07.2018
El MIÉRCOLES, del lado de afuera de #LaRural, organizaciones dla #AgriculturaFamiliar van a realizar un #Verdurazo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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16.07.2018
Dia do comerciante: do escambo ao comércio presente na agricultura familiar.
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16.07.2018
#AgriculturaFamiliar Estudo publicado no portal do governo mostra que agricultura familiar do Brasil é 8ª maior pro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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16.07.2018
Hoje destaquei em #CaboVerde a importância crucial do apoio à #agriculturafamiliar através da aprovação de política… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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16.07.2018
WRRC is reaching out to consumers to share what they can do to help stabilize current raspberry markets.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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16.07.2018
Amanhã, (17/7), o #RádioDebate volta AO VIVO, discutindo agricultura familiar e a legislação sobre venda de aliment… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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16.07.2018
Novidade deliciosa da Vale Verde na CECAFES-RN: MINI ABÓBORAS. Confere no vídeo lindo que a Clarice fez lá da plant… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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16.07.2018
CNCR @CncrSenegal déclenche l'élaboration de Directrices Volontaires sur la gouvernence de systèmes de production d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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16.07.2018
CNCR @CncrSenegal starts development of Voluntary Guidelines on Governance of production systems on #FamilyFarming… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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16.07.2018
CNCR @CncrSenegal inicia la elaboración de Directrices Voluntarias sobre Gobernanza de sistemas de producción de… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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15.07.2018
#EcuadorLibreDeTrasngenicos defendamos la soberanía alimentaria incentivando la agricultura familiar campesina por… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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15.07.2018
One of the many perks of #familyfarming - My #farmerintraining is keeping me very entertained while we rake up the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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15.07.2018
⁉️ MILHO CRIOULO ⁉️ ✅ As cultivares de milho que são melhoradas e conservadas pelos agricultores, são conhecidas c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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15.07.2018
@paulbeer57 Thanks Paul , #Familyfarming is a great way of life
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15.07.2018
Nos falta mucho sino rediseñamos el sistema agroalimentario por completo, dando prioridad y apoyo a La producción… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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15.07.2018
#PESQUISA  Opção para agricultor agregar valor ao produto comercializado, híbrido de tomate grape é recordista em t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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15.07.2018
Hoje é dia de parabenizar todos os pecuaristas por todo o trabalho e empenho dedicados à produção brasileira, que s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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15.07.2018
Finally our new #combineharvester after fire 3 yrs ago. #familyfarming investing in future #food production despite… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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15.07.2018
@TheFarmerT Thanks Paul , sure it's grand that we all get stuck in & everyone gets a break #Familyfarming
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15.07.2018
Bright sunshine 6am. After weeks without a drop of rain the grass/wildflower headland is parched & same colour as w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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14.07.2018
ENCONTRO COM PECUARISTAS DO ACRE/AMAZONAS/RONDÔNIA #Agronegócio #Economia #Desenvolvimento #Acre… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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14.07.2018
Farmer Owned, Northwest Grown "People always ask me how we do everything and we can't do it by ourselves so as a co… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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14.07.2018
#CapacitacionesFAO ofrece curso que revisa experiencias y políticas de apoyo a la #AgriculturaFamiliar, sector clav… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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14.07.2018
Precioso sábado! Uno de mis árboles de Totuma "crescentia cujete"...son originarios de América...éste mide 4 metro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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