United Nations decade of family farming 2019-2028: Global action plan
This action plan (PDF) by FAO and IFAD aims to mobilize concrete, coordinated action to overcome challenges family farmers face, strengthen their investment capacity and thereby attain the potential benefits of their contributions to transform out societies and put in place long-term and sustainable solutions. Putting family farming and all family-based production models at the focus of interventions for a period of ten years, will contribute to a world free of hunger and poverty, where natural resources are managed sustainably, and where no one is left behind. Family farming is the predominant form of food and agricultural production in both developed and developing countries, producing over 80 percent of the world’s food in value terms. The global action plan aims at accelerating actions undertaken in a collective, coherent and comprehensive manner to support family farmers. The action plan consists of five pillars: 1) An enabling policy environment needs to be in place to achieve an sustain progress in food security and nutrition; 2) Support youth and ensure the generational sustainability of family farming; 3) Promote gender equity in family farming and the leadership role of rural women; 4) Strengthen family farmers’ organizations and their capacities to generate knowledge, represent farmers’ concerns and provide inclusive services in rural areas; 5) Improve socio-economic inclusion, resilience and well-being of afmily farmers, rural households and communities; 6) Promote sustainability of family farming for climate-resilient food systems; 7) Strengthen the multidimensionality of family farming to promote social innovations contributing to territorial development and food systems that safeguard biodiversity, the environment and culture. An inclusive monitoring mechanism is developed with the aim to enhance coordination among the different actors involed, contributing to timely synergies, promoting accountability and sharing best practices at all levels.