Friday 28 February 2014

Family Farmers + You = A Well Nourished World

We live in a vibrant farming community, with family farms dating back for hundreds of years.

Family farmers not only produce nearly 60 percent of the world's food, but they are the essential ingredient in alleviating hunger and poverty throughout the world.

Food Tank's new video, "Family Farmers + You = A Well Nourished World," produced in collaboration with Greener Media, reveals that when farmers have the right tools, they have limitless potential.
Hubby on his family farm

Coutts Store

The video calls upon eaters, business leaders, policy makers, funders, and donors to ensure that family farms receive more attention, more research, and investment.

 The United Nations has designated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to help bring attention to the important role family farmers play in feeding the planet.

Please watch and share this new video from Food Tank: The Food Think Tank about the International Year of Family Farming.

1 comment:

Red said...

This year the prairies have a bumper crop. Guess what? It's not being moved to market. Harper killed the wheat Board so there's no orderly management of sales or shipping. so now thee's a big backlog and nobody doing anything responsible to move grain.