While family farmers comprise 40% of the world's active working population, their livelihood is not given due recognition.
Its socio-economic and legal recognition at both a national and international level is crucial to achieving world food security and halting the drastic decline in agriculture-related jobs. Such recognition constitutes the basis of any professional commitment
Jeunes Agriculteurs, "International Young Farmers’ Manifesto to make family farming a solution for the future", FAO. (September 2014): p. 5.
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