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UN declares the International Year of Family Farming

The 22nd December 2011, the UN General Assembly has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). For the first time in history, an International Year has been promoted by Civil Society. The campaign in favor of IYFF - coordinated by the World Rural Forum - started in 2008; so far it has been supported by more than 350 organizations from 60 countries all over the world. As Civil Society, the main dimension of the IYFF preparation work, under the leadership of the farmers organizations, pastoralists, traditional fishers, etc., will be focused on identifying and promoting in each country the main demands and aspirations of rural women and men, to be addressed to each government, requesting the approval of agricultural policies in favor of a sustainable and prosperous Family Farming More information at http://www.familyfarmingcampaign.net

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