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22 Oct 2015 description

475 million farms, 84 percent of the farms worldwide are 2 hectares or less in size. In India, 47 percent of farms are less than ½ a hectare. Smallholder farmers provide up to 80 percent of the food supply in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Average farm size in almost all regions of the world is decreasing, further straining what little land resources smallholder farmers have.