Statements

Focal Point
Ms. Luisa Volpe
World Farmers Organization (WFO)
Via Aurora, 39
000187 Roma
Tel: +39 06 4274 1158
www.wfo-oma.org
E-mail: luisa.volpe@wfo-oma.org

Mr. Carlos Marentes
Equipo Técnico de la Región Norte América / North American Region Technical Team
LA VIA CAMPESINA - International Peasant Movement
North America Region Secreteriat / Ciudad de México, D.F.
Mobile: +1 413 345 1137 (USA)
E-mail: cm2lvc@gmail.com
Skype Name: lazarus9206
Website: http://viacampesina.org/en/

Ms. Jessica L. Roe
La Via Campesina - International Peasant Movement
United States
Tel: +52 55 5584 3471
Mobile: +1 303 9159 492 (USA)
Email: jroelvc@gmail.com
http://viacampesina.org/en/

Ms. Carina Hirsch
World Farmers Organisation
Italy
E-mail: carina.hirsch@wfo-oma.org
Phone: +39 06 4274 1158
52. We recognize that farmers, including small-scale farmers and fisherfolk, pastoralists and foresters, can make important contributions to sustainable development through production activities that are environmentally sound, enhance food security and the livelihood of the poor, and invigorate production and sustained economic growth.

Agenda 21: Chapter 32

STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF FARMERS

32.1. Agriculture occupies one third of the land surface of the Earth, and is the central activity for much of the world's population. Rural activities take place in close contact with nature, adding value to it by producing renewable resources, while at the same time becoming vulnerable to overexploitation and improper management.
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