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    United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 - Global Action Plan 2019
    Agriculture today faces increasing pressure to provide sufficient, affordable and nutritious food for a growing population, cope with climate change and the degradation of natural resources, including water scarcity, soil depletion, and biodiversity loss. Pervasive inequalities between rural and urban areas have led to an unprecedented level of urbanization. To feed the world and do it sustainably, an urgent and radical shift in our food systems is necessary. To be effective, transformative actions must address a complex set of interconnected objectives encompassing economic, social and environmental dimensions. Family farmers are at the heart of this issue. They provide the majority of the world’s food, are the major investors in agriculture and the backbone of the rural economic structure. The Global Action Plan of the UNDFF provides detailed guidance for the international community on collective, coherent and comprehensive actions that can be taken to support family farmers. It outlines a comprehensive approach to support efforts to achieve the SDGs, in the context of the progressive realization of the Right to Adequate Food. Designed around seven mutually reinforcing pillars of work, the Global Action Plan recommends a series of interconnected actions from the local to the global level. Any interventions developed during the decade must always consider the diversity of family farmers. They should be context-specific, adapted to regional, national, local socio-cultural and socio-economic conditions. To guarantee the success of the UNDFF, all actions should place family farmers at the center and be implemented through bottom-up, participatory and inclusive processes.
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    Policy brief
    Family farming 2022
    Guided by the Global Action Plan of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028, this legal brief examines concrete ways that legislation can effectively support policy processes aimed at advancing family farming’s contribution to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Building on Legal Paper 108 “Legislative and Regulatory Frameworks for Family Farming”, it aims to present different legislative and regulatory options to decision-makers to facilitate their appreciation of the complexity of existing frameworks that underpin family farming while favouring the design of supportive approaches best suited to respective national context. With the multisectorality of family farming at its core and mindful of family farmers’ overwhelming contribution to nutritiously and sustainably feed the world, this legal brief discusses legislative and regulatory processes in four interrelated areas – 1) access to resources and opportunities, 2) sustainability and traditions, 3) nutrition and healthy diets; and 4) resilience and socioeconomic services - that are conducive to a sustainable and inclusive agri-food systems transformation for a better production, better environment, better nutrition and better life for all, leaving no one behind.
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    The United Nations Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF): Continuity and Changes in The Agenda - TCP/RLA/3719 2022
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    The last 15 years in Latin America have been marked by the emergence and consolidation of family farming and the need to develop differentiated public policies Many countries have experimented with new institutional architectures and public policies, which have been designed and, in some cases, implemented yet much remains to be done to consolidate this sector In addition, the economic and political landscape in the region is necessitating a revision of the policies that have been developed and their applicability, while raising the need for innovations that will make it possible to boost family farming and consolidate it as a key sector for eradicating hunger, rural poverty and achieving the proposed Sustainable Development Goals ( The recent approval by the UNDFF offers an exceptional opportunity to significantly contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in an inclusive, collaborative and coherent manner The aims of the UNDFF are to recognize the importance of family farmers and empower them as key agents of change in the transformation of food systems, by making them more efficient and sustainable In addition, the UNDFF aims to link their importance with environmental, health and nutrition, their role in the fight against poverty and inequality, the strengthening of the social fabric in rural territories and the revitalization of the respective economies.

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