Organic Agriculture for Family Farming Campaign

2014 is the International Year of Family Farming.

IFOAM recognizes the essential role of family farming and smallholders in food production and sustainable rural economies. Organic Agriculture based on the scientific discipline of agroecology has proven effective in achieving ecological, agronomic and socio-economic intensification for smallholder farming. That is, it can help strengthen social structures, develop innovative networks and promote entrepreneurship.

IFOAM calls for improved local, national and international policies to promote sustainable organic family and smallholder systems and businesses.

For further information, please download IFOAM Family Farming brochure in English or en Español.


A celebration of the International Year of Family Farming. 

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