After three years of implementation, the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF) will host its first Global Forum on 19-22 September 2022. Co-organised by FAO-IFAD, the Forum will leverage the experiences of different actors to take stock of the achievements and challenges faced since launching the UNDFF.

Discussions will lead to the identification of priority policies and technical areas that will shape the UNDFF agenda for the next period of implementation to accelerate the transition to context-specific, diversified, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for a better environment and a better life for rural communities.

As a member of the International Steering Committee, WFO will be engaged in several sessions advocating for the worldwide family farmers’ needs and challenges.

  • Day 1 – 19 September 2022, 13:30 – 13:50 CET: WFO President Arnold Puech d’Alissac addresses the High-Level Opening Session.
  • Day 2 – 20 September 2022, 13:30 – 14:30 CET: WFO Gymnasium Alumna Khoushbou Sewraj from Mauritius speaks at the session “Support youth and ensure the generational sustainability of family farming.”
  • Day 2 – 20 September 2022, 14:30 – 15:30 CET: WFO SG Arianna Giuliodori moderates the session “Strengthen family farmers’ organizations and capacities to generate knowledge, represent farmers and provide inclusive services in the urban-rural continuum.”

The sessions will take place online and have simultaneous interpretation in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

Those interested in attending the Forum can register their participation by completing the online registration form.

All relevant meeting information is available at the following link.