Rural households in the developing world are involved in a variety of economic activities, as part of complex livelihood strategies. While agriculture remains important, it is not the sole or sometimes the principal activity of poor people.
Smallholder family farms
FAO supports small family farmers overcome the many constraints they face and tackle today’s challenges. FAO helps agricultural and rural development policy thinking through analysis and advocacy. Analysis provides evidence on the strengths and weaknesses of small family farms and advocacy forms policies that tackle crucial long run growth challenges both in agriculture, but also in the wider economy.