Vibhusha Gupta

The smallholder's dilemma
The economic unviability of smallholder agriculture and the consequent agrarian distress Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week ago

Roughly 85 percent of the farm households in India are small or marginal farmers, that is, they have less than 2 hectares of land, with 70 percent having less than 1 hectare of land. The average landholding is only 0.5 hectares per household (NSO, 2021).

Smallholder farmers are pivotal to transforming the food systems (Image: Mahila Jagat Lihaaz Samiti)