Monday, March 3, 2014
Year of family farms
2014 has been declared by the FAO as the year of family farming. Here is a brief info sheet that really captures most of the important things to know about family farming, namely that family farms tend to produce more per unit of land but are do not generate high per person incomes, that family farms are both economic units and a way of life, and that there is not a clear division between farmwork and housework on a family farm. Such insight and accuracy is rare in mainstream treatments of family farming.