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Table 1 Changes in number and area of farms and smallholders, selected countries

From: Importance of Smallholder Farms as a Relevant Strategy to Increase Food Security

CountryYearNumber holdings (million)Area (million ha)Number holdings ≤2 ha (million)% holdings ≤2 ha% area held by holdings ≤2 ha
Colombia1988
2001
1.45
2.02
36.03
50.71
0.51
0.83
35.6
41.1
1.7
2.1
Egypt1990
1999–00
2.91
3.72
3.30
3.75
2.61
3.53
89.9
95.0
48.9
57.5
Ethiopia1988–92
2001–02
6.09
10.76
4.87
11.05
5.62
9.37
92.3
87.1
62.1
60.4
India1986
1995–96
97.16
115.58
164.56
163.36
74.0
92.8
76.2
80.3
29.0
36.0
Nepal1992
2002
2.74
3.34
2.60
2.65
2.44
3.08
89.2
92.3
57.6
68.7
Pakistan1990
2000
5.07
6.62
19.15
20.41
2.40
3.81
47.4
57.6
11.3
15.5
Panama1990
2001
0.21
0.24
2.94
2.77
0.12
0.13
58.1
52.7
1.4
0.6
Thailand1988
1993
4.88
5.65
17.46
19.00
1.30
1.86
26.7
32.9
6.7
7.6
Turkey1991
2001
3.97
3.02
23.45
18.43
1.38
1.01
34.9
33.4
5.7
5.3
Uruguay1990
2000
0.05
0.06
15.80
16.42
na
na
na
na
na
na
  1. Source Lipton (2009)