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Table 2 Census and survey-based estimates of trends in average farm size (hectares)

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

 1960s–1980s2000sChange (%)
Small farm developing countries
Sub-Saharan Africa (N = 14)2.91.9−32
Land abundant SSA (N = 9)3.02.9−2.1
Land constrained SSA (N = 5)2.31.2−46.9
India2.71.2−57
Other S. Asia (N = 4)2.51.1−56
Indonesia1.00.8−20
China0.70.6−17
Other SE Asia (N = 4)1.64.2158
Middle East and N. Africa (N = 9)7.65.4−29
Commercialised agricultural economies
South Africa965.6288.3−70
Argentina383.3582.552
Brazil70.768.2−3.6
Other South America (N = 7)97.389.7−8
Western Europe (N = 16)14.720.841
Canada187.5315.068
USA157.6169.37
Australia and New Zealand1468.52070.341
  1. Source Headey (2016)