Can smallholders double their productivity and incomes by 2030? | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Septiembre 2016
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
FAODOCREP:bd6eeb3c-ad1f-4c38-beb5-6c8ff1e0578e
Pages: 
32
License of the resource: 
Copyright details: 
© FAO. FAO is committed to making its content freely available and encourages the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data presented. Except where otherwise indicated, content may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, and for use in non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of FAO as the source and copyright holder is given and that FAO's endorsement of users' views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way.

This paper assesses past trends in agricultural land and labour productivity, as a test whether it is feasible to meet the SDG target 2.3, namely doubling productivity and incomes of smallholders within a 15-year time span, if history were to serve as a guide. The target implies agricultural productivity would need to increase by 4.6% per year on average during 2015-2030. Available country-level data on land productivity (1961-2012) and labour productivity (1980-2012) for 140 countries shows that past trends fall well short of the desired pace of productivity growth. No consistent long-term time series are available to assess productivity growth by size of land holding. As a proxy, we group the countries by the ratio of total agricultural land and number of workers in agriculture. We find that in countries with lower average farm size average productivity growth has been higher, but still falls short of the target pace.

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Orsolya Mikecz and Rob Vos (FAO)
Vos, R.

Corporate Author(s): 
Publisher(s): 

Proveedor de datos

Comparta esta página