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Food Tank: The Food Think Tank partnering FAO
This week, Ellen Gustafson and I are incredibly excited to share that Food Tank: The Food Think Tank(FAO) will be partnering over the next two years with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
to highlight the important role family farmers play in improving food
security, alleviating poverty, enhancing ecoystem services, improving
gender equity, creating opportunities for youth, and a whole range of
other indicators. We're honored and thrilled to be involved in this
important project and will look forward to your suggestions on groups we
should highlight in Asia, Latin America, North America, ans sub-Saharan
“Family farmers” can
be defined as producers who make most of their living by farming, have
limited access to land and other resources, who work with family
members, and where the head of the household is directly involved in
production, not just management of the farm.
The World Bank reports that a one
percent increase in GDP in the agriculture sector will be twice as
effective in alleviating poverty than an equivalent increase in any
other sector. But the percentage of global investment directed
toward agriculture dropped from 16 percent to four percent between 1980
Fortunately, there are a number
of organizations around the world that are currently working to make
sure family farms get the support and investment they need. Here are
nine organizations helping family farmers:
1. TheNational Family Farm Coalition (NFCC) is a U.S.-based nonprofit working with family farmers and rural communities. NFCC is pursuing a farmer-to-farmer initiative, in collaboration with local farmers' groups, to lead workshops and organize training programs for family farmers.
3. Thanks, in part, to Landesa’s research and recommendations, historic legal changes
are occurring in China. In an enormous coup for small-scale farmers,
the Chinese government is now offering guaranteed 30-year land rights,
both documenting and publicizing farmers’ rights to their land and
taking serious steps to limit expropriations. Landesa has helped secure
the land rights of more than 400 million people in 45 countries.
4. Slow Food International'sTerra Madre initiative is
a network of small-scale farmers, breeders, fishers and food artisans
around the world whose approach to food production protects both
environmental and community interests. In Ireland, Slow Food has been
supporting a campaign to protect the rights of dairy farmers. Ireland
is the third largest consumer of raw milk in the world and a proposed
government ban on unpasteurized milk threatened the livelihoods of
family farms. The campaign's efforts were successful, and in January
2013 the government agreed to regulate, rather than ban, raw milk.
has worked to establish 111 community seed banks throughout India, and
has trained more than five million smallholder farmers to protect
traditional seed varieties.
9. The World Cocoa Foundation offers a Family Support Scholarship program
to family farmers. Not only does the three-tiered program help women to
keep their children in school to allow them to focus on improving their
farming enterprises, it also provides them with a business training
course and additional funds to invest in their businesses.
United Nations has designated 2014 the International Year of the Family
Farmer (IYFF). In the United States and around the world, agriculture
is changing, and with that change, the role of family farmers is more
important than ever. Read more...
and water scarcity are two of the most daunting challenges facing the
world today. Almost one billion people suffer from hunger, and more than
2.3 billion live in water-stressed areas. Fortunately, water-saving
initiatives around the world are introducing old and new methods of
making the most of water resources and improving the sustainability of
food production. Read more...
agriculture is incredibly dependent upon foreign-born labor; immigrant
labor makes up approximately 25 percent of the agricultural sector. This
post examines the exploitation of immigrant labor and how many
organizations hope to raise awareness and improve conditions for
workers. Read more...
Township High School District 219 in Skokie, Illinois in partnership
with Beyond Green: Sustainable Food Partners, has developed a
comprehensive 5-year sustainability plan which is moving the district
toward more nutritious food and changing cooking practices. Read more...
York is not a city known for growing and manufacturing food. Yet in
this intimate, visceral, and beautifully written book, Robin Shulman
introduces the people of New York City--both past and present--who do
grow vegetables, butcher meat, fish local waters, cut and refine sugar,
keep bees for honey, brew beer, and make wine. In the most heavily built
urban environment in the country, she shows an organic city full of
intrepid and eccentric people who want to make things grow (via Amazon)
worldwide consumption of fish at an all-time high, scientists and fish
farmers are working to develop methods to farm fish more sustainability.
Innovations in fish-feed and land-based containment systems offer
solutions to sustainable aquaculture, according a presentation made at
the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science Scientists. Read more...
Contact : 9810974027 Reg - Immediate Pension Plan !!!Respected Sir/Madam,
Government of India in the Union Budget 2014-2015, announced the revival of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana(VPBY). Excerpts from Budget speech by Hon'ble Finance Minister are, NDA Government during its last term in office had introduced the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana(VPBY) as a pension scheme for senior citizens. Under the scheme a total number of 3.16 lakh annuitants are being benefited and corpus amounts to Rs.6,095 Crore. I propose to revive the scheme for a limited period from 15th August 2014 to 14th August 2015 for the benefit of citizens aged 60 years and above
To fulfil the promise made by Finance Minister in his budget speech, the Govt. of India has launched Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana on 14th August, 2014 in association with LIC of India. LIC of India has been given the sole privilege to operate this scheme. Benefits of this scheme are as under : Benefits :Pension Payment : During the lifetime of …