The theme of 2014 World Food Day theme was “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth”. The topic was chosen to stress the importace of family farming and smallholder farmers.
The goal of the event was to draw the world’s attention to the crucial task for the planet, that of eradicating famine and poverty, as well as providing food security. The organizers also wished to emphasize the theme in the context of improving livelihoods, managing rural resources, environment protection, and achieving sustainable development in rural areas in particular.
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly decided to make 2014 “The International Year of Family Farming”. The campaign serves as a signal that the international community considers family farms an opportunity to provide global food security.