Agriculture’s return to grace
After 30 years of indifference and marginalisation, agriculture returned to centre stage follow¬ing the 2008 food crisis. This return was notably officialised by the World Bank’s 2008 report on agricultural development.
The International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), set by the United Nations in 2014, is a revealing sign of this once again favourable context.
During the IYFF, the topic of the necessary transformation of family farms (FFs) became a cen¬tral focus. Indeed, these farms were recognised as the most sustainable agricultural model to overcome poverty according to the IAASTD report.