New Policy in Focus: "Public Policies for the Strengthening of Family Farming in the Global South"


March, 2016 - By setting the eradication of hunger, the achievement of food security, the improvement of nutrition and the promotion of sustainable agriculture as the goal number two of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Agenda 2030 highlights, among other issues, the important role of small-scale food producers in helping countries achieving sustainable productivity growth and security food, therefore further contributing to the increased visibility of family farming.

Indeed, family farming has begun to occupy a larger space within policymarking circles, from the launch of the International Year of Family Farming 2014 (IYFF) campaign in 2008 to the post-IYFF 2014 celebrations within the framework of the “Legacy of IYFF 2014 and the Way Forward” of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as well as to the SDGs.

However, despite the growing global consensus on the vital role of family farming, there is still relatively little knowledge of among policymakers and scholars regarding specific policies that are currently being implemented in developing countries.

Eyeing on this issue, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) has chosen public policies for family farming as the central theme of the latest edition of the Policy in Focus magazine, titled "Public Policies for the strengthening of family farming in the Global South"

The edition contains eight articles that draw attention to specific cases as well as more general policy recommendations related to family farming in countries of the Global South, ranging from South America to South Asia.

This edition is the product of a collaboration between the IPC-IG, FAO and the Ministry of Agrarian Development of Brazil (MDA). It is available for download in PDF and smartphone/tablet friendly formats. Click here.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 11:00