Sarah Lowder

Sarah Lowder leads the analysis of the data used in The State of Food and Agriculture. In recent years this has included international datasets, agricultural censuses and household survey data. Prior to joining FAO in 2010 she worked in Bangkok as an economist for the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

By Sarah Lowder


The Global Distribution of Smallholder and Family Farms

The terms "smallholder farm" and "family farm" are often used interchangeably, but technically refer to different dimensions of agriculture. Getting better clarity on the basic composition of the world's farms is challenging, but critical.