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Hectare weighted median
Smaller farm Other farm Nationally
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Average farm size (ha) 2.91 10.29 4.57
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Minimum farm size (ha) 0 6.6 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Maximum farm size (ha) 6.6 39 39
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Total number of holdings 1569599 452963 2022563
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Household income (const. 2009 Int.$) 3160 3795 3302
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of income from crop production 32 36 33
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of income from on farm income 41 44 42
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of income from agricultural wage labor 6 6 6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of income from non agricultural wages and self employment 42 40 42
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of income from public and private transfers 11 10 11
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of income from other sources 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Poverty rate 53 55 53
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Family labor-days supplied on farm over a day period (person days) 0.44 0.88 0.54
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Hired labour-days supplied over a day period (person days) 0.04 0.1 0.05
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Family labour-days supplied off-farm over a day period (person days) 0.75 0.88 0.78
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Value of crop production (const. 2009 Int. $) 488 770 551
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Amount of food produced (const. 2009 Int. $) 429 737 498
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Value of food production per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 317 74 262
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Value of crop production per working day (const. 2009 Int. $) 4 3.1 3.8
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households using motorized equipment 2.9 2.9 2.9
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Irrigation (% of land) 3.5 2.8 3.4
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Fertilizer per hectare (kg) 5.8 1.9 4.9
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 8.5 1.8 7
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Seed per hectare (kg) 42 9.3 34.7
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 11.8 2 9.6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Total TLU (Tropical Livestock Unit) 1.1 1.9 1.3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
TLU Cattle 0.5 0.9 0.6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
TLU Poultry 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
TLU Equines 0.1 0.2 0.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
TLU Pigs 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
TLU Camels 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
TLU Goats 0.4 0.6 0.4
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
TLU Other 0.0 0.1 0.0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Sample (% of households reporting crop) 40 48 42
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households selling crops through informal channels 68 71 69
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households selling crops through formal channels 32 29 31
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households selling crops in the local markets 91 89 90
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households selling crops in the other markets 9 11 10
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of the crops' value sold through informal channels 65 70 66
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of the crops' value sold through formal channels 35 30 34
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of the crops' value sold in local markets 90 88 90
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of the crops' value sold in other markets 10 12 10
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Sample (% of households reporting inputs) 100 100 100
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households buying ag. inputs through informal channels 97 98 98
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households buying ag. inputs through formal channels 3 2 2
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households buying ag. inputs in the local markets 71 75 72
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households buying ag. Inputs in the other markets 29 25 28
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of the inputs' value purchased through informal channels 92 94 93
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of the inputs' value purchased through formal channels 8 6 7
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of the inputs' value purchased in local markets 91 94 92
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of the inputs' value purchased in other markets 9 6 8
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of improved seeds
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households using improved seeds 3.5 2.8 3.4
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households recipient of extension services 13 12 13
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of households owning a telephone 0.3 0.4 0.3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of agricultural production sold 11 11 11
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of expenditure for inputs on value of production 16 13 15
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
% of credit beneficiary households 25 27 25
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Credit (const. 2009 Int. $) 210 292 231
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Distance of household from road (km) 26 29 27
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Years of education of the household head 1.6 1.2 1.5
Sub-Saharan Africa » Niger
Household size 6.3 8.5 6.8