Harnessing the Potential of Family Farming in India and China
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Wani SP, Anantha KH and Dar WD. 2014. Harnessing the Potential of Family Farming in India and China”. IN: Deep Roots (A co-publication between Tudor Rose and FAO for the International Year of Family Farming in 2014). pp 124-128
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Ninety per cent of the world’s farmers are in developing countries and 85 per cent of farms worldwide are less than 2 hectares. Presently, family farming feeds up to 80 per cent of the population in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and supports the livelihoods of up to 2.5 billion people. Small family farms will play a vital role in achieving food security for 9 billion people by 2050 as world agricultural production will have to increase by 70 per cent.