Published on February 18, 2014
FAO MEDIUM-TERM STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR COOPERATION IN FAMILY FARMING 2012 -2015
FAO Priorities in LAC Regional Conference, March 2012, 4 priority areas: 1. 2. 3. 4. Food security Family farming Transboundary diseases and food safety Climate change and sustainable management of Natural Resources RC, a Governing body of FAO 1. 2. Informs Council on regional priorities Regional priorities inform new Strategic Framework
Strategic Framework for Cooperation in Family Farming in LAC 1. Concept of family farming in the Region 2. Challenges and opportunities of Family Farming 3. Key institutions involved in Family Farming in the region 4. Comparative Advantages of FAO 5. Areas of cooperation and expected results 6. Implementation, monitoring and evaluation Annexes
Definition of Family Farming in the Region Definition in several countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Uruguay Mercosur - REAF Common Elements (pluri-activities, home location, labor force) Programs / Policy instruments
…defintion of Family Farming > Family farming is a means of organizing agricultural production (agriculture includes agricultural, forestry, fisheries, pastoral, and aquaculture activities and combinations of these) which is managed and operated by a family and primarily reliant on non-wage family labor. > The family (in some contexts includes extended family members) and the farm are inseparably linked, co-evolve and combine productive, social and reproductive functions. Concept in evolution
Challenges and Opportunities 1. Development of an institutional framework 2. Rural development planning based on local participation mechanisms 3. Application of the territorial approach 4. Food security 5. Gender gap 6. Strengthening associations / cooperatives 7. Access to markets and participation in value chains 8. Access to financing 9. Insurance 10. Technological gap / access technology 11. Extension services / training 12. Climate change
Keys institutions in Family Farming • National Goverments •Argentina (Ministry of Rural Development and Family Farming) •Bolivia (Productive Community Agricultural Revolution Act) •Brazil (PRONAF, Ministeriy) •Chile (INDAP) •Uruguay (Programes, Research) •Paraguay (PRONAF) •El Salvador (Family Farming Plan) •Costa Rica (Family Farming Sectorial Plan) •Guatemala (Family Farming Program to strengthen the rural economy) • International Insititutions • REAF, IFAD, IICA, RUTA, RIMISP
Comparative advantages of FAO • Good Agricultural Practices • Integrated Pest Management • Farmer Fields Schools • Rural Development Agencies • Production systems/ Seed distribution • Project Formulation(Rural-invest) • MicroBanking System • Comunity Forestry • Productive Partnerships in Agrochains • Community development plans / territorial socioeconomic and gender analysis; Field and Life Schools for young farmers • Policy cycle, Policy Analysis Matrix ...
Objective To work with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the formulation and adoption of policies and programmes to increase the production of goods and services originating from family farming in a sustainable manner, and thereby contribute to the well-being of rural families in the region
Areas of Cooperation Increase in the production of goods and services originating from family farming in a sustainable way that promotes greater well-being of families Sustainable intensification of production Development / reorientation of the institutional framework for Family Farming Access to markets and inclusion in value chains Socio-economic, gender, rural youth and policy analysis
Area 1. Socioeconomic, gender, rural youth, and policy analysis • Strengthening of national, regional and local capacities for undertaking socioeconomic and gender analysis of family farming productive systems, applying methodologies such as the policy analysis matrix (MAP) and socioeconomic and gender analysis (ASEG), as well as tools and indicators to make diagnostic assessment of the current rural employment situation. • Training and analysis of trade flows and marketing margins that have an impact on the competitiveness of family farming. • Diagnostic assessments at the national level to identify, in general, the potential and main constraints on family farming, as one of the inputs for defining priorities and support strategies in public policies.
Area 2. Sustainable intensification of family agricultural production • Development of production systems, conservation and marketing of seeds and intensification of grain production through the use of high quality seeds • Development of Farmer Field Schools, empowering the leading producers and extension workers • Strengthening extension systems with self-management approaches • Promotion of Integrated Pest Management in smallholder agriculture • Development of sustainable livestock, agro-aquaculture, silvopastoral, agroforestry family systems
Area 3. Access to markets and inclusion in value chains • Studying models and proposals for integrating family farming into agrifood markets. • Strengthening of the capacities of family farmers (business capacities, preparation of investment projects, quality and safety standards, etc.) and establishment of alliances with buyers. • Strengthening of associative management capacities and negotiation in markets. • Improving the competitiveness of local traditional markets (open markets, specialized markets, mobile markets, flea markets, etc.) as an important channel for the commercialization of healthy food products from family farming. • Development of market information systems.
Area 4. Development of an institutional framework for family farming • Development of national strategies for the sustainable intensification of family farming production, integration of rural employment issues in relevant policy processes, and evaluation of the trade-offs between different policy alternatives. • Strengthening of local, regional and national capacities for the adoption of pro-family farming policies and strategies, and for the design and implementation of new programmes and projects, using a results-based management approach. • Organization of national and sub-regional forums for the discussion and exchange of experiences in public policies and strategies for family farming. • Facilitating the exchange of experiences by government officials and civil society organizations involved in family farming policies.
Management of the FAO Cooperation Framework in Family Farming in Latin American and Caribbean Countries Planning World Implementation Strategic and Medium-Term Plan 2014-17 Monitoring and Evaluation Final Report Family Farming Functional Technical Group2 Family Farming 1 Region Regional Priority Framework Biennial work plans and budget by region : Specific results with indicators and goals Sub-Region Caribbean Sub-Regional Priority Framework Central America & Mexico Biennial work plans and budget by sub-region: Specific results with indicators and goals Regional Family Farming Priority Group3 Permanent Secretariat of the Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean South America Country 1 Country Programming Framework Biennial work plans and budget by country: Specific results with indicators and goals National governments Family farming is one of four regional priorities. Each country may have different or complementary priorities to the four regional priorities. Farming Functional Technical Group: Comprised of focal points in national governments, officers of the headquarters of FAO in Rome, professionals of the Regional family farming Focus Group and other relevant institutions; It will meet quarterly to evaluate work plans using established monitoring methods. 3 Regional Family Farming Priority Group: Comprised of professionals from various offices of FAO in the region working in family farming; it will provide technical assistance for the implementation of the Strategic Framework and will monitor work plans on a monthly basis. 2 Family
Functional Technical Group Today: 58 government focal points 38 other institutions (civil society and academia) 33 professionals from FAO in the Region 10 FAO professionals HQ
Communication Newsletter Editorial The interview Family Farming Observatory Good practices Did you Know? Agenda 2014 International Year of Family Farming
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