The United Nations says investing in innovation and family farmers has become more crucial than ever to end hunger across the globe.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, Director General, Jose da Silva stated this during the global launch of the book: Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 in Rome, Italy.
He explained that family farmers have been innovating for thousands of years adding that 90% of all farms worldwide are run by families.
According to him, the book aims to shed new light on what it means to be a family farmer in a rapidly changing world.
“It highlights more than ever before the important role they play in eradicating hunger and shaping our future of food. Family farming offers a unique opportunity to ensure food security, improve livelihoods, better manage natural resources, protect the environment and achieve sustainable development, particularly in rural areas. Thanks to their wisdom and care for the earth, family farmers are the agents of change we need to achieve Zero Hunger, a more balanced and resilient planet, and the Sustainable Development Goals,” he explained.
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