2014 International Year of Family Farming #IYFF
January 10, 2014
International Year of Family Farming 2014
On December 22, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring 2014 the UN International Year of Family Farming.
As a proud, Canadian, farmer-owned co-operative for the last 25 years, we understand intimately the importance of small family farms. Not only are they the backbone of our organization, they are the backbone of sustainable agriculture. And so we, along with our 100 family farms, welcome this global platform as an opportunity to drive engagement around sustainable agriculture.
“The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.
The goal of the 2014 IYFF is to reposition family farming at the centre of agricultural, environmental and social policies in the national agendas by identifying gaps and opportunities to promote a shift towards a more equal and balanced development. The 2014 IYFF will promote broad discussion and cooperation at the national, regional and global levels to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by smallholders and help identify efficient ways to support family farmers.”
Organic Meadow is proud to be a farmer-owned co-operative since 1989. Learn more about our 100 family farms here!
To learn more about the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), visit the UN’s official IYFF website!