The conference drew attention to the important role of family farming, the key challenges and priorities for the future, as well as address the best means of supporting family farms.
"L'agriculture familiale : pour une agriculture plus durable et plus compétitive en Europe et dans le monde", Dacian Cioloş, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
"Expectations of the United Nations and FAO for the 2014 International Year of Family Farming", José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations
"An international agenda for family farming – exchanging views":
Workshop 1: Best practice in family farming
Outcome of workshop 1, Pierre Bascou, Head of Unit, Agricultural policy analysis and perspectives, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Workshop 2: Access to new technology and research
Outcome of workshop 2, Tanja Gorišek, Head of Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Slovenia, EIP Network
Workshop 3: Organisation models to strengthen family farms
Outcome of workshop 3, José Maria Ceberio, Executive Secretary, World Rural Forum
Video message by HRH The Prince of Wales
High Level Panel discussion
“Expected outcomes of the International Year of Family Farming 2014 and International Policies in favour of Family Farming” (watch the video recording)
During the conference, the results of an online consultation on "the role of family farming, key challenges and priorities for the future" were presented.
The conference outcome will contribute to the FAO European Regional Conference (ERC) scheduled for 1-4 April 2014 in Bucharest, Romania, and to events related to family farming that will be organised in the course of 2014.