VI GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILY FARMING: A decade to improve the life of family farmers
The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 on 20 December 2017 in order to improve the position of family farmers in all five (5) continents. The declaration of the Decade ensures the continuity of the successful IYFF-2014 process by advancing the implementation of public policies and facilitating the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs. Now, it is up to us to successfully implement the Decade by seizing this enormous opportunity, the fruit of our labour.The VI Global Conference will be a preparatory event of the launching of the Decade, to be held in Rome weeks later. The preparatory event in Derio, Basque Country, Spain, will serve to:
i) Generate a deep programmatic discussion (What do we specifically want to achieve with the Decade of Family Farming?), and
ii) Achieve the involvement of hundreds of new actors in the Decade (governments, agrarian organizations, rural associations, cooperatives, research centers, etc).
Later on, the launching in Rome will serve to i) give great visibility and ii) generate high-level political commitment to the Decade.The Decade for Family Farming is our opportunity to, collectively, achieve more and better public policies for Family Farming and defend existing ones; to be a major force behind the implementation of said policies; to make sure Family Farming is understood and recognized for its worth; to put people ahead of major interests; to build a better future in our rural areas and, also, in our cities.