The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.
Research has shown that social networks influence people's happiness. If you have a happy friend you are 15 percent more likely to be happy. But if your friend has a happy friend, you are 10 percent more likely to be happy.