A Change of Focus for the UN

You are excused if you do not know that this year is the United Nations International Year of Soils in the same way that you would be excused if you were not aware that 2014 was the International Year of Family Farming. It has not been terribly well advertised. This is certainly true if you live inContinue reading “A Change of Focus for the UN”

French Agriculture and the 51st Salon de l’Agriculture

This year is the International Year of Family Farming, a UN scheme that aims to ‘raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particularContinue reading “French Agriculture and the 51st Salon de l’Agriculture”