05-01-2014 14:06 PM | USA

International year of family farming

“With the launch of the United Nations International Year of Family Farming 2014, IFOAM is calling for concerted action to support and strengthen family farming. Smallholder farmers grow 70 percent of the world’s food, but 50 percent of the world’s hungry are small farmers. Climate change induced weather extremities such as droughts, floods, destructive rains and winds threaten their farms and livelihoods. Organic agriculture and other agro-ecological models provide science-based solutions to these challenges and can bring prosperity to family and small farmers.”

This is the text of International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM) in its latest release. The Philippines is represented in IFOAM by the Organic Producers and Trade Association.
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