A farmer (also called an agriculturer) is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials. The term usually applies to people who do some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other livestock. A farmer might own the farmed land or might work as a labourer on land owned by others, but in advanced economies, a farmer is usually a farm owner, while employees of the farm are farm workers, farmhands, etc.
Source: Wikipedia (Farmer)
- See the ISIC sector map A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing for several international online resources that matter to farmers.
- Farmers' Rights in the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Article 9.
- The Farmers' Rights Resource Pages for Decision makers and Practitioners (website).
Each farmer is typically involved in one or more of these economic activities (ISIC):
The functions of government (COFOG) that are specifically relevant for farmers and farm workers are (COFOG):
- #cofog0421NP - Agriculture (CS)
- #cofog0422NP - Forestry (CS)
- #cofog0423NP - Fishing and hunting (CS)
- #cofog0540NP - Protection of biodiversity and landscape (CS)
- #cofog0471NP - Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS)
A farmer typically relies on suppliers from several of these economic activities (ISIC):
A farmer typically sells his or her produce to customers in these economic activities (ISIC):