“Family farming is based on tradition, & forms social fabric of many societies playing a key role in protecting world’s biodiversity & promoting sustainable use of natural resources.” UN expert also underlined crucial role played by women in agricultural development, noting some 43% of agricultural labour force in developing countries is female.

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