Smallholders and family farmers are providers of nearly 70 percent of the world's food supply

May 23, 2015

"As providers of nearly 70 percent of the world’s food supply, smallholders and family farmers need an adequate and just framework that enables them to produce and market their products collectively, and that facilitates investing in building their individual and organizational capacities."


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Karla D. Maass Wolfenson, "Coping with the food and agriculture challenge: smallholders’ agenda," (Rome, April 2013, revised July 2013), 22, accessed September 18, 2014,

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