Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

Webinar Presentation - Farmers' Registry - A tool in support of small scale agriculture and rural poverty reduction

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 16 August 2018. Poverty eradication and the promotion of sustainable patterns of consumption and production constitute the overarching framework and rationale of the new global development agenda. For its potential to be fully deployed, the rural poor need to be supported by an effective political commitment and by the consequent implementation of differentiated poverty reduction strategies tailored on local realities and characterized by an integrated (economic, social, institutional, environmental) approach at territorial level. Registration of farmers and the development of datasets that also consider the socioeconomic situation of these smallholders is a tool that can generate various positive impacts in public policies and provision of services to rural workers and family farmers. Several experiences have gained increasing attention in recent years, some of the most innovative related to agricultural and/or social protection policies are the national voluntary registries of family farms. FAO has been supported many farmers’ registries that have broad functions. The webinar made the case for these types of databases as important social protection, management and statistical tools, and presented some cases.