In 93 countries surveyed, family farms account for over 80 percent of all holdings on average

"Worldwide, there are an estimated 500 million family farms. In an FAO survey of 93 countries, family farmers account on average for over 80 percent of all holdings. In developed and developing countries alike, they are the main producers of food consumed locally, the primary stewards of food security."

José Graziano da Silva, "The family farming revolution," Opinion Article, FAO, Rome.1/14/14. Accessed 2/19/2014.

[verified 4/15/14]

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