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Small Scale Farmers are Live savers

Around a third of the world’s food is produced by the world smallholder farmers for example Smallholders’ contributions to food supply varies enormously between countries, with the share as high as 80 percent in China and in the low single-digits for Brazil and Nigeria. Meanwhile, the largest one percent of farms in the world – greater than 50 hectares – operate more than 70 percent of the world’s farmland, with nearly 40 percent of agricultural land found on farms larger than 1000 hectares. It is good to remember that Farm size does not always correlate with the production of specific commodities. Why are small farmers still being exploited in most of the countries that are not manufacturing nations ?

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