Cooperatives of the Americas committed to the development of Family Farming through cooperatives
In the framework of 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), Cooperatives of the Americas (former ICA-Americas) agreed to consider the development of agricultural cooperatives integrated by producers associated to family farming a strategic issue, so as to contribute to food security and sovereignty.
The United Nations declared 2014 International Year of Family Farming with the objective of increasing visibility of family farming and small-scale agriculture as well as re positioning family farming at the center of agricultural, environmental and social policies in national agendas.
Cooperatives of the Americas Board met in ordinary session Guanajuato, Mexico on December 6th, 2013 and expressed it willingness to participate in the activities of the IYFF strengthening relations with representative organizations of Family Farming at national and regional levels.
It also urged cooperative organizations in the Americas to actively collaborate with agriculture cooperatives in the Americas for the development of an action plan for the International Year of Family Farming.
Click here to read the full Declaration of Cooperatives of the Americas on the occasion of the IYFF