Archive for February, 2010

The World of Small Farmers.

  • 450 million small-scale farms worldwide
  • (IFAD, 2008 — defined as farms of two hectares or less of land)
  • Support a population of roughly 2.2 billion people (Singh, 2009)
  • Represent roughly 85 percent of the world’s farms
  • ¾ of world’s poor are rural (smallholders, wage labour)

Excerpts from the presentation of Bill Vorley, IIED