FAO launches digital platform on family farming

Recognising the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new digital platform.

The new Family Farming Knowledge Platform aims to become a “one-stop shop” for information, data and legislation on the sector that produces some 80 percent of the world’s food.

The platform presents information on public programmes, national and regional legislation, up-to-date statistics, case studies and academic research.

The new platform aims to allow governments to build stronger policies in support of family farmers and help policy dialogue with family farmers’ organisations.

The initiative is among the main legacies of last year’s International Year of Family Farming, which concentrated on the contributions and struggles of family farmers in the global challenge to feed a growing population of 9 billion by 2050.

The FFKP can be accessed here.