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Whichfarmsfeedtheworldandhasfarmlandbecomemoreconcentrated?SarahK.Lowdera,⇑,MarcoV.Sánchezb,RaffaeleBertinicaIndependentAgriculturalEconomist,WashingtonDC,USAbAgrifoodEconomicsDivision,FoodandAgricultureOrganizationoftheUnitedNations(FAO),Rome,ItalycEconomist,ProgrammeSupportandTechnicalCooperationDepartment,FoodandAgricultureOrganizationoftheUnitedNations(FAO),Rome,ItalyarticleinfoArticlehistory:Accepted19February2021Availableonline30March2021Keywords:FamilyfarmSmallfarmFarmsizeSmallholderFoodproductionFarmlanddistributionabstractNumerousattemptshavebeenmadetoestimatetheshareoftheworld’sfoodproducedbyfamilyfarmsandbyfarmsofdifferentsizes.Thispaperupdatesestimatesofthenumberoffarmsworldwide,theirdis-tributionandthatoffarmland,usingthemostrecentagriculturalcensusesavailable,incombinationwithsurveydatawhereneeded.Itfindstherearemorethan608millionfarmsintheworld,morethan90%ofwhicharefamilyfarms(byourdefinition),andtheyoccupyaround70–80%offarmlandandproduceroughly80%oftheworld’sfoodinvaluete...