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The future of Family farming amidst changing structures in the Agricultural sector

Pinschof, A.; Grandi, C. and Walsum, E. van (2014) The future of Family farming amidst changing structures in the Agricultural sector. Workshop at: 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 13-15 October 2014. [Completed]

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The vast majority of farms worldwide are smallholder family farms that produce 70% of the world's food. There is a growing consensus that smallholders play a crucial role in food production as well as in rural development. Organic farming is recognized as a particularly suitable concept for smallholders, as it builds on diversity, multi-functionality and farm-based resources. However, in most places, agriculture is experiencing a process of structural change. People are moving out of agriculture, and those who remain manage larger farms. Contract farming and agri-businesses are on the rise.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Workshop
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Main Track
Deposited By: Hansen, Grethe
ID Code:28086
Deposited On:19 Jan 2015 15:50
Last Modified:20 Jan 2015 11:44
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:7A Smallholders. Panel discussion

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