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Policy brief - Enabling Family Farming to speed progress across the 2030 Agenda
January 2020

Family farmers are powerful agents of change in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Evidence suggests that smallholder family farms are more sustainable, better at protecting biodiversity, more inclusive and more productive per unit of land than other kinds of farms.

Consequently, developing food systems that promote this kind of farming is central to achieving some of the main objectives of the 2030 Agenda – especially ending hunger, protecting ecosystems, and building peaceful and equitable societies.