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June 1, 2015Knowledge Portal
Youth sustaining family farming through ICTs

This report is the result of an e-debate of three weeks on “Youth sustaining family farming through ICTs”, organised by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the African Youth Foundation (AYF), in October 2014. »

Fifth F&BKP newsletter
April 2, 2015News
Fifth F&BKP newsletter

In the fifth  newsletter, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform proudly presents the newly launched Knowledge Portal, where you will find continually updated references to knowledge items and innovations in Food & Nutrition Security on selected topics. In order to make the continuous updating of the Knowledge Portal an interactive process, you – as a professional »

Medium-sized, mixed family farms to feed the future: A vision for farming in Africa
March 26, 2015Expert opinion
Medium-sized, mixed family farms to feed the future: A vision for farming in Africa

Agricultural development programmes have too long focused on semi-subsistence smallholders in an effort to achieve food security. This has not contributed to the African green revolution that is sorely needed to feed the future. We have to aim instead for an agricultural sector based on medium-sized, mixed family farms, argues Melle Leenstra, First Secretary for »

FAO report
January 20, 2015News
FAO report “Deep Roots”

Deep Roots is a new publication from U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This large, richly illustrated book takes a closer look at the momentum generated by the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in 2014. According to FAO, the book examines “family farming policy development and actions at international, regional, national, municipal and local »