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2014: UN International Year of Family Farming

The International Year of Family Farming aims to stimulate policies for the sustainable development of farmer families, communal units, indigenous groups, cooperatives and fishing families.

International Year of Family Farming
The Year 2014 celebrates family farming.
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The United Nations (UN) has declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, the International Year of Crystallography, and the International Year of Small Island Developing States.

Food security

When the UN declared 2014 as the Year of Family Farming, it announced that family farming and smallholder farming were important for sustainable food production to achieve food security. The Year focuses on solutions to combat poverty and hunger.

Celebrate the year

The UN and the World Rural Forum have joined forces with various governments, businesses, and farmers’ organizations across the globe in stimulating public support for IYFF 2014. Print, broadcast, and online media, including social media, are used to generate buzz on events and activities to celebrate the year.

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