From October 10-23 you can participate in an FAO e-conference exploring contribution of small farms to food security and nutrition.
Here is what you need to know:
The e-mail conference will allow participants from around the world to share and discuss their experiences, lessons learned and perspectives on the contribution of small farms to food security and nutrition. The kinds of issues to be discussed will include, inter alia, the characterization of small farms; the current (and future) contribution of small farms to the different dimensions of food security; and the best approaches for researchers to use to evaluate the contribution of small farms to food security.
How to join
The conference is open to everyone, is free and will be moderated. To subscribe to the conference, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following one line in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank):
subscribe small-farms-L firstname lastname
where firstname and lastname refer to the person’s first and last name. For example, if the subscriber’s name is Joan Smith, then the line should be:
subscribe small-farms-L Joan Smith
The background document (110 KB) for the conference was published on 7 October. The 9-page document provides some background information regarding food security and nutrition and small farms and it also describes the questions that participants should address in the e-mail conference.
For more information, please contact AIS@fao.org