19 September 2022, Rome, Italy - 19 September 2022, Rome, Italy - Global Forum of the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028. Virtual-High Level Opening. Composite photo from left: Ron Hartman, Director, Global Engagement and Resource Mobilisation Division, IFAD, Moderator; Moderator; Víctor Julio Carvajal-Porras, Minister for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Costa Rica; Qu Dongyu, Director-General, FAO; Alvaro Lario, President-elect, IFAD; Csaba Ko?rösi, President of the United Nations General Assembly; Marcela Villarreal, Director, Partnerships and UN Collaboration Division, FAO; Abu Bakarr Karim, Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Sierra Leone; Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Director of Agriculture, Rural Development and SAARC Development Fund; Martin Uriarte, President, World Rural Forum (WRF); Arnold Puech D'Alissac, President, World Farmers Organization (WFO); Morgan Ody, General Coordinator, La Via Campesina (LVC), Vice-Chair of the International Steering Committee of the UNDFF; Gabriel Ferrero y de Loma-Osorio, Chairperson, Committee on World Food Security.
The UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 (UNDFF) will host its first Global Forum on 19-22 September 2022, co-organized 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 transition to context-specific, diversified, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems, for a better environment and a better life for rural communities.