The United Nations Decade for Family Farming (“UNDFF”) 2019-2028 has emphasized the need to innovate, formulate and reform policy and legal frameworks, and develop well-targeted interventions to support the multidimensionality of family farming. In this context, UNIMED is involved in the promotion of UNDFF by carrying out awareness raising activities and strengthening the exchange of information within its network to support family farming.
The Regional Technical Platform on Family Farming has been launched to promote the exchange of innovative experiences, in order to feed the development of practical tools and instruments for governments and countries. The project will aim to explore various innovative experiences in a wide range of geographical, thematic and policy areas, such as digitization, access and use of technologies that can facilitate the development of practical tools and instruments to be applied by governments and countries for well-targeted interventions in favor of family farming.
To improve the exchange of knowledge and best practices on family farming, the current project, in collaboration with UNIMED, supports the mapping and analysis of existing initiatives and policies relevant to family farming in the in the European and Central Asian regions as well as in the region of Near East and North Africa (MENA).
The research results and case studies will strengthen the exchange of knowledge and good practices on family farming initiatives and the institutional context among FAO program countries in these regions and present good examples on the above mentioned context.
This project attempts to achieve the following specific objectives:
- Context analysis, mapping of the existing set of institutional, policy and legal frameworks targeting or related to family farming in the European, Central Asian regions as well as in the region of Near East and North Africa (MENA).
- Documentation and systematic analysis of cases studies about policies, strategies, initiatives and programs successfully supporting family farming with regard to the region of Europe.