Vol. 48 Nr. 2/2014: Family Farming

2014 is the International Year of Family Farming. What makes family farms so important is that they are the main producers of food consumed locally in both developed and developing countries. There are around 525 million family farmers, and they account for well over half of all agricultural production. Thus they play a crucial role in maintaining global food security. To raise awareness of this significance, but also to show governments and society what they have to do to support family farms in performing this important role is the notion behind the United Nations’ proclaiming the International Year of Family Farming. We have asked representatives of international organisations, science, agricultural extension services and development co-operation and, last but not least, a family farmer himself to show us where they believe the strengths of the family farming model lie and what, from their point of view, needs to be done for family farms to take full advantage of their potential – all of this provided, of course, that natural resources are used in a sustainable and responsible manner.
 

COMING EVENTS

18-20 August 2014 - Brisbane, Australia

International Symposium on Indigenous Vegetables

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1-3 September 2014 - Montpellier , France

SPS 2014 – Sustainable Phosphorus Summit

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2-11 September 2014 - Karl Kübel Institute for Development Education, Coimbatore, India

10 days training Workshops on "Food and Nutrition Security - FNS"

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3-4 September 2014 - Bockerode-Hanover, Germany

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3-6 September 2014 - Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Hurup Thy, Denmark

6th International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Food, Energy and Industry in Regional and Global Context

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10-12 September 2014 - Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Heide-Süd Campus, Germany

Plant Nutrition 2014 - From Basic Understanding to Better Crops

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17-19 September 2014 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague , Prague, Czech Republic

Tropentag 2014

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18-19 September 2014 - TU Dortmund University, Germany

“Multilocality in the Global South and North: Factors, features and policy implications”

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23-25 September 2014 - Savoy Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

5th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2014 Argentina RAS policies – evidence and practice

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24-25 September 2014 - Terneuzen, The Netherlands

3rd International Seaweed Conference 

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7-10 October 2014 - Humidtropics, Conference Center of IITA in Ibadan, Nigeria

Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture - Humidtropics Integrated Systems Conference

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16 October 2014 - Schloss Hohenheim, Stuttgart

World Food Day Colloquium 2014 : Family Farming – a solution for food and nutrition security?

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27 October - 1 November 2014 - Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bangkok, Thailand

4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) 

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15-23 November 2014 - North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, Lissabon, Portugal

Global Education Week 2014 Ernährungssicherheit -Lebensmittelverschwendung 

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Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

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7-9 January 2015 - The Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

1st International Conference on Asian Highland Natural Resources Management 

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XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress(IPPC)

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19-22 November 2015 - Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel Manila, Philippines

Moringa Symposium and Congress

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17-22 July 2016 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Tenth International Rangeland Congress (IRC) “The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High Tech World”

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