During the year 2008, GRET worked with several NGOs (on the behalf of Coordination SUD) on a position paper on these issues.
This paper underlines the benefits of family farms for employment, poverty reduction, hunger reduction, environment protection and rural development. It often refers to the efficiency of small farms and family labour while large agribusiness tend to develop at the expense of the population.
The same working group is now concluding a new position paper analyzing policies that promote family farms.
[read: In Defence of Family Famrms.pdf].
Louis Pautrizel, GRET.org