As part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) declared by the United Nations for 2014, the research institutions of Montpellier’s hub (Agropolis International) organized the International Encounters on “Family Farming and Research”
This event was co-organized with the CGIAR Consortium, the Global Forum on Agriculture Research (GFAR) and the World Rural Forum (WRF) and supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the French Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, feeding into the agenda of IYFF and contributed ideas and recommendations to the Conference of Parties at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) to be held in Paris in 2015.
Gordon Conway gave the introductory presentation ‘Sustainable Family Farming: Is it Viable? Is it Resilient?’
Watch the video of Gordon’s presentation below