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Hectare weighted median
Smaller farm Other farm Nationally
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Average farm size (ha) 0.47 1.42 0.71
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Minimum farm size (ha) 0 0.91 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Maximum farm size (ha) 0.91 4.84 4.84
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Total number of holdings 1825776 622163 2447939
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Household income (const. 2009 Int.$) 1840 2191 1929
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of income from crop production 53 65 56
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of income from on farm income 58 71 61
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of income from agricultural wage labor 19 10 16
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of income from non agricultural wages and self employment 19 16 18
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of income from public and private transfers 4 2 3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of income from other sources 0.5 0.6 0.6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Poverty rate 59 47 56
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Family labor-days supplied on farm over a day period (person days) 0.21 0.29 0.23
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Hired labour-days supplied over a day period (person days) 0.01 0.02 0.01
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Family labour-days supplied off-farm over a day period (person days) 0.18 0.15 0.17
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Value of crop production (const. 2009 Int. $) 321 943 479
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Amount of food produced (const. 2009 Int. $) 233 419 280
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Value of food production per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 559 353 505
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Value of crop production per working day (const. 2009 Int. $) 7 12.6 8.4
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households using motorized equipment 0.4 2.4 0.9
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Irrigation (% of land) 1.5 2.7 1.8
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Fertilizer per hectare (kg) 169 125 158
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 259 212 247
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Seed per hectare (kg) 15 10 14
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 18 14 17
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Total TLU (Tropical Livestock Unit) 0.2 1 0.4
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
TLU Cattle 0.1 0.5 0.2
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
TLU Poultry 0 0.1 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
TLU Equines 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
TLU Pigs 0 0.1 0.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
TLU Camels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
TLU Goats 0.1 0.2 0.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
TLU Other 0 0.1 0.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Sample (% of households reporting crop) 28 51 34
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households selling crops through informal channels 100 100 100
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households selling crops through formal channels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households selling crops in the local markets 84 73 80
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households selling crops in the other markets 16 27 20
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of the crops' value sold through informal channels 100 100 100
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of the crops' value sold through formal channels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of the crops' value sold in local markets 84 72 79
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of the crops' value sold in other markets 16 28 21
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Sample (% of households reporting inputs) 61 72 64
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households buying ag. inputs through informal channels 100 100 100
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households buying ag. inputs through formal channels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households buying ag. inputs in the local markets 98 96 97
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households buying ag. Inputs in the other markets 2 4 3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of the inputs' value purchased through informal channels 100 100 100
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of the inputs' value purchased through formal channels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of the inputs' value purchased in local markets 98 96 97
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of the inputs' value purchased in other markets 2 4 3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of improved seeds 40 41 40
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households using improved seeds 57 71 61
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households recipient of extension services 39 48 41
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of households owning a telephone 0.2 0.4 0.2
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of agricultural production sold 13 31 17
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of expenditure for inputs on value of production 45 39 44
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
% of credit beneficiary households 6 9 6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Credit (const. 2009 Int. $) 185 377 250
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Distance of household from road (km) 23 28 24
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Years of education of the household head 4.8 5.3 4.9
Sub-Saharan Africa » Malawi
Household size 4.5 5.4 4.7