FAO launches digital platform on family farming

Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information, data and legislation on the sector that produces some 80 percent of the world's food.

"Family farmers feed our communities and take care of our earth -- they are crucial allies in the fight against hunger and rural poverty," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

The platform will benefit from the collaboration of partnerships with diverse international entities including governments, family farmers' networks, UN agencies, NGOs and research organizations.

Since the launch of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, FAO and various partners recognized the need for a more permanent vehicle to address family farming issues and support policy makers in building strong strategies to fight hunger and make agriculture more sustainable.

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