Category Archives: Family farming

The Role of Women and Young People in Family Farming

 “We need to continue to empower women farmers to raise awareness of their rights and let them find ways to be profitable for the next generation of farmers” – Sue Carlson, WFO Women’s Committee  “Over generations, including my own life as … Continue reading

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Meet our YFF for March, 2014-The Belias Brothers!

Today, I will be sharing the story of the Belias Brothers – Young family farmers producing wine in Greece. The family of the three brothers Christos Belides (32), Miltiades Belides (30) and Theodoros Belides (20) has a long history of … Continue reading

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Meet our Young Farmer of the month of February: Adebayo

I am always excited to write this segment of my blog as it gives me joy promoting other young smallholder/family farmers like myself who are either supporting their parent’s farm or are have small farms where they employ others. Our … Continue reading

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Family farming: Growing Pineapple successfully(Pictures)

This post is long overdue as I have always wanted to share ways of growing pineapple successfully on my family farm. I have wrote several blog posts in the past about having a pineapple plantation and doing a research on … Continue reading

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Postharvest food losses: creating poor family farmers!

“In Nigeria, an alarming 45 per cent(750,000 tons) of tomatoes harvested in the country is lost due to poor Food Supply Chain (FSC) management; price instability resulting from seasonal fluctuation in production and the supply preference of farmers and middlemen for … Continue reading

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Meet The Young Family Farmer #YFF of the Month Fareed – the Quail Farmer.

To fulfill my promise of promoting Young farmers and youth in Agribusiness, supporting their family farms, I will be promoting Young Family Farmers (YFF) every month on this page. Today, I will be telling the story of Ibrahim Fareed, the … Continue reading

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Farming Families – their pains and gains

Family Farming gains: Sorting harvested farm produce Family farmers across the world are indeed happy on the year 2014 been declared as the year of the family farmer, some wonder what the UN declaration means for them. If you are … Continue reading

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What the 2014 International Year for Family Farming(IYFF) means for you.

With 2014 already around the corner, one will wonder what the year will mean for smallholder farmers across the world. The United Nations declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), my Family as well as millions of Small … Continue reading

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Young Farmers especially needed in our Time!

Commercial Vegetable Farming, a goldmine! A few decades ago, whether because of the dominance of large-scale enterprises or general apathy, a startling trend became to develop: young people never wanted to farm. Only a few percent of Nigeria’s farmers are … Continue reading

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Youth Support in Agriculture, Important in our time…My story

In most developing countries of the world, Agriculture is regarded as a low class profession. Children often want to become engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, and so on, but only few want to become farmers. Even those who want to be farmers … Continue reading

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