2nd Small and Family Farmers | New and Beginning Farmers National Conference
Date: 20-21 September 2018 Venue: SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Small farms and family farms are not determined by size. However, according to the latest Census of Agriculture of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the Philippines has 5.56 million farms/holdings covering 7.19 million hectares. This means that the average size of a farm in the Philippines, mostly small-scale family farms, is 1.29 hectares.
An even more interesting fact is that of the total 5.56 million farms, 38% are under half a hectare.
The 2nd National Small and Family Farmers/New and Beginning Farmers Conference brings together stakeholders of a very important yet often neglected segment of our agricultural industry -- the family farms and small farms.