Agriculture/farming Industry- A brief context

Agriculture (Farming) is powered by farmers. Here are some key stats that explain who is powering agriculture and how:

  1. Approximately 570 million farms are operating in 161 countries
  2. Most of the world’s more than 570 million farms are small and family-run
  3. Small farms (less than 2 ha) operate about 12% of the world’s agricultural land
  4. Family farms operate about 75% of the world’s agricultural land

Below is an picture indicating the distribution of these farms by region and income group:

Below table provides an indication of the country wise average size of agriculture holdings and the numbers: