oa Agriprobe - A reflection on family farming in the Western Cape Province - : Elsenburg journal

Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



The family farm is still an important source for food production worldwide. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/FAO (2014), estimates the number of family farms in the world is at least 500 million. This means that families run about nine out of ten farms. Additional analysis shows that family farms occupy a large share of the world's agricultural land and produce about 80 percent of the world's food.

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