The publication presents the linkages between the regional Initiative on Small-Scale family Farming in the NENA region with the 20130 Agenda and its contributions to the SDGs.
The Regional Initiative in this sense is aligned with FAO's broad priorities in the 2030 Agenda: End poverty and malnutrition; enable sustainable development in agriculture, fisheries and forestry; combat and adapt to Climate Change. Indeed, while connected with many SDGs, the RI stems directly from SDG 1 (End poverty in all its form everywhere) and SDG 2 (End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutririon and promote sustainable agriculture). Nevertheless,it also contributes to SDG 8 (Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all) and SDG 12 (Ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns).
The three pillars of the regional initiative and SDGs Improving value chains for productivity FAO’s Sub-Regional Office for North Africa has been particularly active in value chain efficiency and capacity building through the selection of 50 innovative agricultural jobs for young people and youth organizations as well as the providing support to women beekeepers and clam collectors.
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