FAO.org

Home > Themes_collector > Family Farming Knowledge Platform > detail
Family Farming Knowledge Platform

Policies and Institutions to Support Smallholder Agriculture

In the developing world, smallholders form the backbone of the agricultural sector and their importance in rural areas is almost uniform across countries. There is no unique and unambiguous definition of a smallholder. Often scale, measured in terms of the farm size is used to classify producers. For example, households with less than a threshold land size of two hectares may be characterized as smallholders. However, across countries, the distribution of farm sizes depends on a number of agro-ecological and demographic conditions and economic and technological factors.

:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
:
Year: 2010
:
:
:
Type: Working paper
Content language: English
:

Share this page