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Summary document of the FAO e-conference on the contribution of small farms to food security and nutrition (10-23 October 2016)

The Research and Extension Unit hosted this e-mail conference as part of its contributions to the SALSA project. The summary document (attached) for the conference was published on 11 November 2016. The 10-page document presents the moderator's summary of the main issues that were discussed during the conference, which ran from Monday 10 October to Sunday 23 October 2016. Topics discussed in the conference included how to define small farms (e.g. what criteria, such as number of hectares or economic output, and thresholds to use); how to analyse the contribution of small farms to food security and nutrition (FSN) using a food systems approach; how important small farms are for FSN, and why; whether participation of small farmers in the rural non-farm economy increases the contribution of small farms to FSN; and the contribution of small farms to the environmental dimension of sustainability.

For more information: http://www.fao.org/nr/research-extension-systems/res-home/news/detail/en...