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Small Family Farming in Guatemala - a country specific outlook

An average small family farm in Guatemala generates a gross annual income of about USD 6772, however, earnings from agricultural production do not generate the bulk of income. Instead, 40 percent of an average smallholders’ income stems from non-agricultural wages or off-farm self-employment, with commerce and services as the most common components of rural non-farm income activities. The high share of income from non-agricultural wages mirrors increasing diversified and commercialized rural areas, in which smallholder households may find alternatives to agriculture. 
This Country Factsheet developed by the ESA Small Family Farms Team takes a closer look on how Gatemala's farmers live their live, how they diversify their income and what potential challenges they face.

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Author: Laura Schenck
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Organization: FAO
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Year: 2018
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Country/ies: Guatemala
Geographical coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean
Type: Fact sheet
Content language: English
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