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Small farmer development: experiences of Commonwealth developing countries



Small farmer development: experiences of Commonwealth developing countries



Agricultural Systems 35(4): 361-376



Small farmer development initiatives of Commonwealth developing countries were reviewed to evaluate the magnitude and dimensions of the problem and the impact of on-going development projects on small farmers, and to identify appropriate strategies for small farmer development. Small farmers, sharing 61%-86% of farming households and 8%-26% of the total arable land, pose a devastating problem in countries where their growth rate is higher than the population growth rate.

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DOI: 10.1016/0308-521x(91)90115-q


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