Jos้ Graziano da Silva
Al-Ahram Weekly, 6 Feb 2014
This year is the International Year of Family Farming, highlighting the role that family farmers play in eradicating hunger and conserving natural resources, writes Jos้ Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Every era has its challenges. And each challenge demands specific responses.
Ten qualities of family farming
By Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Farming Matters | 29.4 | December 2013
Even in the International Year of Family Farming there is confusion about family farming. What is it, and what distinguishes it from entrepreneurial farming or family agribusiness? The confusion tends to be highest in places where the modernisation of agriculture has led society further away from farming. Jan Douwe van der Ploeg takes us into the world of family farming, which he says is considered to be “both archaic and anarchic, and attractive and seductive”.
What is family farming?
By Eric Holt-Giménez
For the first time in recorded history the next generation is expected to die younger than their parents due to malnutrition and diet-related disease. This is because some will not get enough food to eat. Others will have no choice but to eat cheap, processed food. Both are victims of a global food system that serves monopoly profit rather than people.
By Georges F. Félix
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