Family Farming Knowledge Platform

Smallholders and Family Farmers

Smallholders are small-scale farmers, pastoralists, forest keepers, fishers who manage areas varying from less than one hectare to 10 hectares. Smallholders are characterized by family-focused motives such as favouring the stability of the farm household system, using mainly family labour for production and using part of the produce for family consumption.

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Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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Year: 2013
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Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia and the Pacific
Type: Fact sheet
Content language: English
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