‘Small Farmer Large Field’ UPSC PRELIMS 2023 – The Core IAS

‘Small Farmer Large Field’ UPSC PRELIMS 2023

Which one of the following best describes the concept of ‘Small Farmer Large Field’?

        (a)   Resettlement of a large number of people, uprooted from their countries due to war, by giving them a large cultivable land which they cultivate collectively and share the produce

        (b)   Many marginal farmers in an area organize themselves into groups and synchronize and harmonize selected agricultural operations

        (c)   Many marginal farmers in an area together make a contract a corporate body and surrender their land to the corporate body for a fixed term for which the corporate body makes a payment of agreed amount to the farmers

        (d)   A company extends loans, technical knowledge and material inputs to a number of small farmers in an area so that they produce the agricultural commodity required by the company for its manufacturing process commercial production


Collective action : Small Farmers Large Field (SFLF)” to overcome the disadvantages faced by millions of small and marginal farmers due to diseconomies of scale and lack of bargaining power in the supply chain. This model is participatory and flexible and allows small farmers to benefit from achieving economies of scale by organizing themselves into groups and synchronizing and harmonizing selected operations.