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Hectare weighted median
Smaller farm Other farm Nationally
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Average farm size (ha) 0.53 2.25 0.86
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Minimum farm size (ha) 0.04 1.25 0.04
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Maximum farm size (ha) 1.21 8.9 8.9
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Total number of holdings 3615094 854400 4469494
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Household income (const. 2009 Int.$) 2819 4445 3130
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of income from crop production 43.1 42.5 43
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of income from on farm income 60.5 61.5 60.7
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of income from agricultural wage labor 5.7 3.8 5.3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of income from non agricultural wages and self employment 19.8 20.2 19.9
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of income from public and private transfers 9.8 9.8 9.8
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of income from other sources 4.2 4.7 4.3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Poverty rate 49 46 48
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Family labor-days supplied on farm over a day period (person days) 0.74 0.9 0.77
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Hired labour-days supplied over a day period (person days) 0.15 0.41 0.2
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Family labour-days supplied off-farm over a day period (person days) 0.41 0.51 0.43
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Value of crop production (const. 2009 Int. $) 883 1331 969
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Amount of food produced (const. 2009 Int. $) 470 957 563
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Value of food production per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 768 588 734
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Value of crop production per working day (const. 2009 Int. $) 10.8 12.6 11.2
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households using motorized equipment 2.9 8 3.8
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Irrigation (% of land) 7 6 6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Fertilizer per hectare (kg) 76 56 72
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 104 69 98
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Seed per hectare (kg) 33 27 32
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 65.9 40.4 61
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Total TLU (Tropical Livestock Unit) 1.6 4.2 2.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
TLU Cattle 1.3 3.4 1.7
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
TLU Poultry 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
TLU Equines 0 0.1 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
TLU Pigs 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
TLU Camels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
TLU Goats 0.3 0.6 0.3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
TLU Other 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Sample (% of households reporting crop) 54 66 57
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households selling crops through informal channels 52 54 52
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households selling crops through formal channels 48 46 48
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households selling crops in the local markets 72 80 74
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households selling crops in the other markets 28 20 26
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of the crops' value sold through informal channels 49 51 50
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of the crops' value sold through formal channels 51 49 50
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of the crops' value sold in local markets 69 77 71
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of the crops' value sold in other markets 31 23 29
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Sample (% of households reporting inputs) 88 90 88
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households buying ag. inputs through informal channels 43 40 42
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households buying ag. inputs through formal channels 57 60 58
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households buying ag. inputs in the local markets 42 40 42
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households buying ag. Inputs in the other markets 58 60 58
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of the inputs' value purchased through informal channels 39 38 39
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of the inputs' value purchased through formal channels 61 62 61
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of the inputs' value purchased in local markets 39 37 38
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of the inputs' value purchased in other markets 61 63 62
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of improved seeds 31 27 30
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households using improved seeds 34 30 33
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households recipient of extension services
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of households owning a telephone 0.1 0 0.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of agricultural production sold 25 30 26
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of expenditure for inputs on value of production 43 49 44
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
% of credit beneficiary households 32 35 33
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Credit (const. 2009 Int. $) 180 306 204
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Distance of household from road (km)
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Years of education of the household head 6 6.3 6.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Kenya
Household size 4.9 5.7 5.1