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Hectare weighted median
Smaller farm Other farm Nationally
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Average farm size (ha) 1.56 6.33 2.56
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Minimum farm size (ha) 0.01 3.64 0.01
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Maximum farm size (ha) 3.64 30.76 30.76
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Total number of holdings 2245165 593197 2838362
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Household income (const. 2009 Int.$) 2690 4412 3050
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of income from crop production 56.2 70.4 59.2
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of income from on farm income 60.7 75.8 63.9
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of income from agricultural wage labor 1.1 0.7 1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of income from non agricultural wages and self employment 23.5 12.1 21.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of income from public and private transfers 8.7 4.6 7.8
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of income from other sources 6 6.9 6.2
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Poverty rate 56 55 55
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Family labor-days supplied on farm over a day period (person days) 1.17 1.93 1.33
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Hired labour-days supplied over a day period (person days) 0.02 0.01 0.02
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Family labour-days supplied off-farm over a day period (person days) 0.18 0.13 0.17
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Value of crop production (const. 2009 Int. $) 1060 2798 1423
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Amount of food produced (const. 2009 Int. $) 552 1284 705
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Value of food production per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 414 235 377
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Value of crop production per working day (const. 2009 Int. $) 5 9.5 6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households using motorized equipment 30.4 53 35.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Irrigation (% of land)
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 29 19 27
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Seed per hectare (kg)
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 5 2.1 4.4
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Total TLU (Tropical Livestock Unit) 0.1 0.2 0.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
TLU Cattle 0 0.1 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
TLU Poultry 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
TLU Equines 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
TLU Pigs 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
TLU Camels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
TLU Goats 0 0.1 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
TLU Other 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Sample (% of households reporting crop) 64 86 69
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households selling crops through informal channels 73 69 72
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households selling crops through formal channels 27 31 28
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households selling crops in the local markets
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households selling crops in the other markets
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of the crops' value sold through informal channels 71 65 69
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of the crops' value sold through formal channels 29 35 31
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of the crops' value sold in local markets
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of the crops' value sold in other markets
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Sample (% of households reporting inputs) 75 91 79
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households buying ag. inputs through informal channels 93 91 92
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households buying ag. inputs through formal channels 7 9 8
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households buying ag. inputs in the local markets
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households buying ag. Inputs in the other markets
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of the inputs' value purchased through informal channels 92 90 92
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of the inputs' value purchased through formal channels 8 10 8
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of the inputs' value purchased in local markets
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of the inputs' value purchased in other markets
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of improved seeds
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households using improved seeds
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households recipient of extension services
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of households owning a telephone 16.2 9.3 14.8
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of agricultural production sold 36 48 39
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of expenditure for inputs on value of production 24 22 24
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
% of credit beneficiary households 8 9 9
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Credit (const. 2009 Int. $) 1095 1081 1092
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Distance of household from road (km) 0.6 0.9 0.7
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Years of education of the household head 4.8 4.4 4.7
Sub-Saharan Africa » Ghana
Household size 4.6 6 4.9