Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, December 2, 2013

Resilient family farming in Europe and the world

29 November 2013. Brussels. This conference drew attention to the important
role of family farming, the key challenges and priorities for the future, as well as address the best means of supporting family farms. The conference outcome will contribute to the FAO European Regional Conference (ERC) scheduled for 1-4 April 2014 in Bucharest, Romania, and to events related to family farming that will be organised in the course of 2014.
EC/FAO press conferenceFamily farming 

More on the concept and the importance of family farming
The conference featured three parallel workshops. A video recording of the conference is available via below web pages.
  1. Morning plenary session (09:00 - 10:30)
  2. Workshop 1: Best practice in family farming (11:00 - 13:00)
    See @ 2h52min the intervention of Henri Rouillé d’Orfeuil, Membre de l’Académie d’agriculture de France on employment issues in family farming
  3. Workshop 2: Access to new technology and research (11:00 - 13:00)
  4. Workshop 3: Organisation models to strenghten family farms(11:00 - 13:00)
  5. Afternoon plenary session (14:30 - 17:30)

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