Have you ever wondered who produces the food that reaches your table?
8 out of 10 people who produce food in Latin America and the Caribbean are family farmers.
Family Farming is a way of classifying agricultural, forestry, fishing, pastoral and aquaculture production, and it depends on family labor, from women and men.
Around the world, families who harvest, raise fish, poultry and livestock, help fight hunger, reduce poverty and protect the environment.
But to enhance their contribution, small-scale producers need to be recognized by society, and to participate in dialogues on public policy and appropriate legislation.
2014 International Year of Family Farming
Feeding the world, caring for the earth.