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European Foundations for Family Farming: Building Inclusive Partnerships

28 October 2014

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Public conference co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee, featuring perspectives from EU & multilateral institutions, farmer organisations and foundations. The European Foundation Initiative on Family Farming will also launch its study on foundation approaches in supporting family/smallholder farming as well as the roadmap for collaboration adopted on the 27th.

Experts and practitioners will discuss together the state of play and challenges ahead in three key areas:

  • Feeding the cities – improving city-region food systems

Influencing the market; supporting favourable policies; raising public awareness

  • Supporting farmers and farmer organisations

Land-related issues; developing aggregators (cooperatives, social enterprises); generating and sharing knowledge

  • Promoting agro-ecology and sustainable farming practices

High technology vs low technology; access to seeds; protecting biodiversity

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