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World Agroforestry Centre

101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

Family Farmers + You

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Family farmers are more than food producers. They are stewards of biodiversity, climate change fighters, and entrepreneurs, boosting local economies. To help them do their multiple jobs better, we need to invest more in family farmers, small and large.

Innovation of the Week: Rewarding Farmers for Providing Ecosystem Services

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Supporting poor rural farmers and including them into business discussions can have big payoffs for all -- especially the environment.