Big and little farms, or Japan fact of the day

Circa 1990, here are the sizes of average farms, in each nation, in hectares:

U.S.: 197

Canada: 242

Belgium: 17.6

Japan: 1.2

The data are taken from Giovanni Federico’s comprehensive and useful Feeding the World: An Economic History of Agriculture, 1800-2000.  Thanks to Brad DeLong’s Inbox for the pointer.


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