New platform aims to share information on family farming

Family poultry production is an important component of the livelihoods of many small farmers in developing countries. Photo: FAO/Giuseppe Bizzarri

A new digital platform has been launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to become a "one-stop shop" for information on family farming.

The Family Farming Knowledge Platform will contain information, data and legislation that can be shared by governments and help policy dialogue with organizations that represent those farmers.

FAO says the initiative is in recognition of the contributions to food security and poverty eradication by the sector that produces about 80 per cent of the world's food.

To find out more about the platform, Sandra Ferrari spoke with Francesco Pierri, an FAO expert on the issue and first asked him about the definition of family farming.

Duration: 3'39"

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