The world’s population will reach 9 billion by 2050. Are we ready to feed an extra 2 billion mouths? Consensus has been growing around the crucial role of family farmers in ensuring food security for our future populations. In fact, with over 500 million family farms in the world today, this is the predominant form of agriculture and it is inextricably linked to the fight against hunger and poverty.

We are very conscious of the key role that family farmers will play towards the eradication of hunger; in making the shift to more sustainable and inclusive food production systems, and in reducing rural poverty for future generations. At the Livelihoods Camp 2015, we put the spotlight on them by recognizing their unique contributions to our society. This unique occasion celebrates best practices and initiatives that allow them to increase their productivity, thus benefiting the rest of our planet.

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Learn more about the purpose of the Livelihoods Camp 2015, its participants, camp dates, accommodation and other important details.

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To help restore these unproductive lands, the pilot farm Guiè was created in 1989 with the mission to reverse desertification and render these lands fertile again, thus helping farmers improve their yields, incomes and livelihoods.

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Participants alternated between visits on the field, interactive thematic workshops, and plenary sessions. All guests were expected to actively participate and to make concrete proposals throughout the duration of the Livelihoods Camp.

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140 participants representing 61 organizations from 21 different countries gathered for the 2012 Livelihoods Camp in India to co-build solutions for rural communities to live in healthy, sustainable ecosystems.

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