United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028: Regional Action Plan for the implementation of the UNDFF for the achievement of the SDGs in South Asia – Afghanistan
Highlights of the book
This book is the result of a regional expert consultation meeting on the “United Nations Decade of Family Farming: Formulating Strategies and a Plan of Action to Strengthen Small Family Farmers in South Asia”, November 5-6, 2020, organized by SAARC Agriculture Center (SAC), Bangladesh in collaboration with Asian Farmers Association (AFA), Philippines, and Asia and Pacific International Cooperative Alliance (ICA-AP), India, and technical assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP) Thailand.
This book is the concrete result of the active engagement and participation of experts from National Focal Points of SAARC Member States, guest experts from UNDFF, authors and participants.
This book focuses on the constraints, challenges, opportunities and government policies of family farming to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the country and regional level of South Asia.
The regional action plans are framed with the expected results, priority policies, priority actions, indicators, timetable and responsible institutions under the seven pillars of the UNDFF adapted to the South Asian context: i) Develop a conducive policy environment to strengthen family farming; ii) Cross-cutting – Supporting young people and ensuring the generational sustainability of family farming; iii) Cross-cutting – Promote gender equity in family farming and the leadership role of rural women; iv) strengthen family farmer organizations and their capacities to generate knowledge, represent farmers and provide inclusive services across the urban-rural continuum; v) Improve socio-economic inclusion, resilience and well-being of family farmers, rural households and communities; vi) Promote the sustainability of family farming for climate resilient food systems; and vii) Strengthen the multidimensionality of family farming to promote social innovations contributing to territorial development and food systems that preserve biodiversity, the environment and culture.
This volume is useful for family farmers and their organizations, researchers, academics, development professionals, policy makers, governments, international organizations, development partners and civil societies to synergize efforts and strengthen family farmers to achieve the SDGs in South Asia.