• Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Agriculture: A priority for sustainable development in the Americas

Productivity and sustainability of family farming for food security and the rural economy

Project Name: 
Productivity and sustainability of family farming for food security and the rural economy
General Purpose
Promote the sustainable development of family farming (FF) and an increase in the contribution that FF makes to food and nutrition security (FNS) and the rural economy.
Specific Objectives
  1. Strengthen public-private institutional frameworks in order to improve the participatory management and impact of differentiated public policies (DPPs) for sustainable production, with a view to generating income and employment with emphasis on food and nutrition security.
  2. Develop knowledge and share scientific, technical, ancestral, and other information related to sustainable production, food security, and socioeconomic insertion into territorial dynamics and production linkages.
  3. Promote strategies for the development of technical capabilities that foster technological innovation and extension processes with the participation of family farmers, in order to help increase the productivity, resilience, and food security of family farming.
  4. Increase the technical, institutional and management capabilities of the countries’ public institutions and associative organizations, with a view to achieving the sustainable insertion of family farming into the dynamics of rural economies.
Expected Results
  • The situation in the countries has improved as they have public and private institutional frameworks equipped to generate, implement, and evaluate differentiated and innovative public policies for sustainability and the food and nutrition security of family farmers.
  • Institutional capabilities for institutional and technological innovation were developed, with emphasis on extension activities for the sustainable development of family farming and the countries’ food and nutrition security.
  • The countries are increasing the intersectoral coordination and activities of public and private institutions with a view to improving the performance and results of the services provided for family farming and food security.
  • Key stakeholders and decision-makers have more knowledge and information about the characteristics and contributions of family farming.
  • Family farmers, especially young people, women, and indigenous groups, are strengthening and disseminating local knowledge, achieving more integrated agriculture.
  • Individuals linked to family farming are enhancing their capabilities for sustainable production and more active participation in territorial management.
  • Innovative management tools were generated and disseminated to strengthen rural extension.
  • Family farmers are improving the management of their natural and productive resources, and have more staple foods at their disposal.
  • Public and private institutions and organizations of family farmers are implementing initiatives to improve food production and reduce food lost in production, harvesting and postharvest management.
  • The countries are endeavoring to strengthen the associative and agribusiness management capabilities of family farming organizations, to improve their performance, access to services, and commercial linkages.
  • The countries have strategies at their disposal for achieving the differentiation of production from family farming, and the development of differentiated markets based on the productive diversity of family farming.
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