IFAD, FAO join forces to support family farming in East and North Africa


The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to foster inclusive and sustainable family farming as the central cornerstone for a vibrant, productive and profitable agriculture across the Near East and North Africa (NENA).
This was announced during the e-launch of the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) in the NENA region. The event brought together government ministries, farmers’ organizations, civil society, research institutions and international organizations to define priorities and implement a regional action plan for this decade.
“Family farms worldwide have immense potential to become core players and to support developmental strategies aimed at increasing food security, making food systems sustainable and managing natural resources,” said Dina Saleh, IFAD’s Regional Director for the Near East, North Africa, Central Asia and Europe Division.