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By Dominic CascianiRead more about food and agriculture:A study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) found that in 2017 the average wage for an Indian farmer was $2.65 per day.
This is higher than the $1.50 per day average wage in 2016.
But that’s not all.
The report said that a quarter of the income earned by farmers in India was made up of food, and that about 75 per cent of this was sourced from small-scale farmers.
“India is one of the few countries in the world where the majority of food is grown by small farmers.
Small-scale farming has been largely abandoned by the government in favour of big-scale, globalisation, and it’s a shame that these small-holder farmers are left out,” said Dinesh Sharma, senior food policy adviser at the UNDP.
According to the FAO, the average farm income in India is less than $2,000 per year, which is lower than the average income in the EU, which was $6,600 per year.
But there is plenty of room for growth in India.
According the report, India is the fourth-largest producer of fruits and vegetables, with a production value of $2 billion, and the fifth-largest consumer of vegetables.
It also produces the second-most grains in the OECD, and a whopping 25 per cent is used for food.
There are also plenty of people who are doing the job of producing food for the population.
There are over 4 million food security households, according to the UN, and some of these households are farming.