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Hungry for land: Small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland

It is commonly heard today that small farmers produce most of the world's food. But how many of us realise that they are doing this with less than a quarter of the world's farmland, and that even this meagre share is shrinking fast? If small farmers continue to lose the very basis of their existence, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself. GRAIN took an in depth look at the data to see what is going on and the message is crystal clear. We need to urgently put land back in the hands of small farmers and make the struggle for agrarian reform central to the fight for better food systems.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Hungry for Land
  • Food security
  • Land
  • Small and medium scale farming
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
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Version / Edition 1.0
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Co-author (coorporate) GRAIN
Publisher GRAIN
Publication date 2014
Pagination 22
Date uploaded May 11, 2018, 10:03 (UTC)
Date modified July 7, 2018, 04:14 (UTC)