FAO Smallholder Farmers’ Dataportrait

The Smallholder Farmersā€™ Dataportrait is a comprehensive, systematic, and standardized dataset of the profiles of smallholder farmers across the world. It generates a visual representation of the lives of small family farmers in developing countries. It quantifies the constraints they face, and the choices they make, thus informing policies aimed at addressing challenges of agricultural development.

The SmallholderĀ Farmers’ Dataportrait’s characteristics:

  • Global in scope.
  • It provides a detailed picture of smallholder agriculture: scale, productivity, technology, commercialization, and farmers’ wellbeing.
  • It highlights differences between countries and regions in terms of structural transformation
  • It includes relevant policies and programs.