OPINION: It's time to celebrate family farming

osé Graziano da Silva is the Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Gilbert F. Houngbo is the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). 

When it comes to feeding the world, no one deserves more recognition than family farmers. Not only do they produce most of the world’s food but more importantly they also provide food that keeps people and the planet healthy.

The launch of the United Nations’ Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 is a major step towards advancing family farming, and securing family farmers’ important role in shaping our future.

This is the time to celebrate them and to thank our partners – from governments to civil society – for fighting with us to bring attention to the role of family farmers in feeding the world and nurturing the planet.

Read more at http://news.trust.org/item/20190529080021-zfd30/.

Katie Martin