Empowering Smallholders and Family Farms
Smallholders and family farms in Tajikistan
A constraint hampering the development of the dehkan farm is the low profitability of the agriculture sector, despite the fact that this sector as a whole plays a significant role in the economy of the country. Low profitability, frequent price hikes can cause financial planning challenges for smallholders and family dehkan farms. Other interrelated challenges include access to water and the deterioration of irrigation infrastructures that currently need major repairs. 2020, 160 p.
Smallholders and family farms in Serbia
Smallholders and family farms in Serbia are numerous and occupy considerable resources. Yet, the characteristics of farm managers are not conducive to the sustained development of the sector. Smallholders and family farms managed by women are, in many aspects, in an even worse position. Access of smallholders and family farms to inputs and services is generally low. Most of the smallholders and family farms in Serbia are active market participants. 2020, 171 p.
Smallholders and family farms in the Republic of Moldova
Small-scale farming is a predominant model in the Republic of Moldova, and small farms (including family farms) play an essential role in the country’s agriculture and rural development and in the economy as a whole. Smallholders and family farms generate over 62 percent of the total volume of agricultural produce of the country, thus contributing fundamentally to overall food production and food security in the Republic of Moldova. 2020, 150 p.
Smallholders and family farms in Kyrgyzstan
Agriculture in Kyrgyzstan employs 29 percent of all labour in the country. Its enormous small-scale production ensures the importance of the sector. More than 400 000 business units and more than 700 000 rural households produce over 95 percent of the total agricultural production in the country. This brings positive and adverse consequences. Small farm sizes is a serious problem for the development of agriculture but smallholders are a driving force in the agrarian sector. 2020, 144 p.
Smallholders and family farms in Georgia
This report aims to analyse the development trend and current state of smallholders and family farms in the country and to study the current political priorities and policies affecting smallholders and family farms. It provides recommendations, mainly at the policy level, on how to further support the development of commercial family farms in Georgia and at the same time ensure, in general, inclusive growth, improved rural livelihoods, and reduction of rural poverty. 2020, 162 p.
Smallholders and family farms in Armenia
Farms in Armenia are small. Around 42 percent of family farms are smaller than 0.5 hectares. The average farm size of family farms in Armenia is 1.48 hectares. Agriculture is one of the most important economic sectors of Armenia. Agriculture is the biggest employment sector in rural communities – 68 percent of the employed rural population were involved in agriculture in 2015. Poverty is a serious concern. 2020, 178 p.
Smallholders and family farms in Albania - Country study report 2019
Small and very small farms are up to 2 ha in size, and large farms are those larger than 2 ha. Very large farms are 10 ha or more. Women represent 50 percent of those working in agriculture, but head around 6.5 percent of all farms. Agriculture production is completely dominated by smallholders and family farms, and women and men face different realities and needs. 2020, 164 p.
Support to the implementation of the Regional Initiative on Empowering Smallholders and Family Farms (TCP/RER/3601) - Regional Synthesis Report
FAO conducted country studies on the needs and constraints of smallholders and family farms in eight countries of the region. The countries were selected from among those where smallholders and family farms dominate the farm structures and from the various sub-regions so that together they provide a regional overview. The countries covered in the report are Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia and Tajikistan. 2020, 166 p.