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  Event                          
 Description
 All 2014
 International Year of 
   Family Farming
 See below
 Sunday, 1 Jun, 2014
 International Children's Day
The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925. It is usually marked with speeches on children's rights and wellbeing, and other events involving or dedicated to children. Some people have wondered whether this day could be used to for a march of children asking the adults to protect the climate for their future.
Thursday, 5 Jun, 2014
  World Environment Day
World Environment Day is held each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
Fri-Sunday, 14-16 Nov, 2014
  G20 Leaders Summit
Peoples March, 11am Roma Street Forum, Brisbane
Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014
  Universal Children's Day
The United Nations' (UN) Universal Children's Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, promotes and coordinates this special day, which also works towards improving children's welfare.

2014 



International Year of Family Farming



WHY IS FAMILY FARMING SO

               IMPORTANT WORLDWIDE?


  • Family and small-scale farming are inextricably linked to world food security.
  • Family farming preserves traditional food products, while contributing to a balanced diet and safeguarding the world’s agro-biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Family farming represents an opportunity to boost local economies, especially when combined with specific policies aimed at social protection and well-being of communities. 
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AND  IN  AUSTRALIA --


  • Family farms are generally run in a much more sustainable fashion for the long term.
  • Family farms spend their income locally rather than take the profits elsewhere to fund big corporate management teams.
  • Family farms are essential to a vibrant Rural Australia.
  • Family farms tend to farm in ways that are much more climate friendly.