Save the Date: World Farmers’ Organisation 2024 Annual Meeting

Save the Date: World Farmers’ Organisation 2024 Annual Meeting

Start a dialogue!

From June 17 to 21, 2024, the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) will host its Annual Meeting. This year, the event will be held at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, and simultaneously livestreamed on the WFO YouTube account.

Annually gathering hundreds of family farmers, young and women farmer leaders, farmers’ organisations and agricultural cooperatives from across the globe, as well as other relevant stakeholders such as government representatives, multilateral institutions, academia, scientists, private sectors, civil society groups, and financial institutions, the WFO Annual Meeting is a vibrant and inclusive platform for forward-looking dialogues, knowledge exchange, and multi-stakeholder collaboration to advance global agri-food systems’ sustainability.

A PLATFORM FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS

Under the theme “Harvesting Tomorrow: Farmers Shaping the Future of Agriculture and Food Production,” #WFO2024 aims to provide an inclusive platform for dialogue, knowledge exchange, and multi-stakeholder collaboration to advance the sustainability of global agri-food systems. This meeting is a must-attend event for anyone passionate about sustainable agriculture, whether you are a farmer, researcher, policymaker, or advocate.

UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF FAMILY FARMING SESSION

One of the highlights of the event is the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) stocktaking session, co-organised by the WFO, La Via Campesina (LVC), and the World Rural Forum (WRF). This session, scheduled for June 18 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM CEST, will reflect on the progress made since the UNDFF was declared in 2019.

The collaboration between WFO, LVC, and WRF is crucial in designing to ensure a rich exchange of ideas and strategies. With contributions from FAO and IFAD representatives, as well as government delegates, it will culminate in a comprehensive summary that will inform discussions at the mid-term forum of the UNDFF next October.

FARMERS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD PRODUCTION

In addition to the UNDFF session, the WFO2024 Annual Meeting will feature numerous other sessions focused on Innovation and Digitalisation in Agriculture, Regenerative Agriculture, Agro-Innovation, Finance, Trade Regulations, Global Food Security and the role of young farmers in Climate-Smart Agriculture.

Whether you attend in person or participate virtually, the WFO2024 Annual Meeting promises to be engaging and insightful. Mark your calendars and prepare to join a global community committed to shaping a sustainable future for agriculture.

For more information and to register, visit the World Farmers’ Organisation website.