Consultation on the role of family farming, key challenges and priorities for the future
All citizens, organisations and public authorities in the European Union and beyond who are interested in the topic of family farming are welcome to contribute to this consultation.
Period of consultation
02/08/2013 – 11/10/2013
Objective of the consultation
This consultation seeks contributions towards the European conference "Family farming: A dialogue towards more sustainable and resilient farming in Europe and the world" scheduled for 29 November 2013.
This conference will look at the role of family farming, some of their key challenges, as well as priorities for the future. This is being held in the context of the UN's declaration of 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming.
2014 was designated the International Year of Family Farming at the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Led by the Food and Agriculture Organization, it has the objective of raising the profile of family farming by focusing world attention on its role in alleviating hunger and poverty, providing food security and improving livelihoods, while protecting the environment and biodiversity.
How to submit your contribution
In order to participate in this consultation, you are kindly invited to fill in the online questionnaire.
After you have completed the questionnaire online, you will be invited to press the "Submit" button. The questionnaire will not be submitted until you press this button.
This online consultation is anonymous. Each reply will be assigned a random processing number to avoid collecting any technical identification of participants. The data controller certifies that the above information is correct and guarantees that the results will be used in an aggregated form that will not allow the identification of individuals within a response category.
If you wish to contribute a paper to expand upon the topic of family farming and the issues raised by this questionnaire, you are welcome to send it as an attachment in pdf to AGRIfirstname.lastname@example.org. Any received contributions may be published on this website, unless specifically requested not to do so. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
In the interests of transparency, organisations are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission will be published separately from the registered organisations.
View the questionnaire
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Number of responses received to this consultation
Results of the consultation and next steps
The results of this consultation have been summarized and presented at the European Commission conference "Family farming: A dialogue towards more sustainable and resilient farming in Europe and the world" on 29 November 2013.