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Hectare weighted median
Smaller farm Other farm Nationally
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Average farm size (ha) 0.53 3.14 0.85
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Minimum farm size (ha) 0.000 1.7 0.000
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Maximum farm size (ha) 1.7 14.7 14.7
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Total number of holdings 14019622 1954641 15974263
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Household income (const. 2009 Int.$) 9815 7095 9483
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of income from crop production 49 56 50
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of income from on farm income 55 60 55
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of income from agricultural wage labor 1 1 1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of income from non agricultural wages and self employment 43 37 42
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of income from public and private transfers 0.3 0.2 0.3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of income from other sources 2.0 0.9 1.9
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Poverty rate 44 58 46
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Family labor-days supplied on farm over a day period (person days) 0.41 0.49 0.42
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Hired labour-days supplied over a day period (person days) 0.03 0.09 0.04
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Family labour-days supplied off-farm over a day period (person days) 0.68 0.78 0.69
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Value of crop production (const. 2009 Int. $) 1354 2886 1541
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Amount of food produced (const. 2009 Int. $) 1181 2165 1301
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Value of food production per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 3157 817 2870
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Value of crop production per working day (const. 2009 Int. $) 36.8 49.4 38.4
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households using motorized equipment 16.2 8.3 15.3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Irrigation (% of land) 2 2 2
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Fertilizer per hectare (kg) 347 47 310
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 140 29 126
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Seed per hectare (kg) 1040 117 927
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 217 29 194
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Total TLU (Tropical Livestock Unit) 7.3 7.7 7.4
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
TLU Cattle 6.3 6.5 6.3
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
TLU Poultry 0.5 0.7 0.6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
TLU Equines 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
TLU Pigs 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
TLU Camels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
TLU Goats 0.4 0.6 0.5
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
TLU Other 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Sample (% of households reporting crop) 63 70 64
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households selling crops through informal channels 100 100 100
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households selling crops through formal channels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households selling crops in the local markets 94 88 93
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households selling crops in the other markets 6 12 7
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of the crops' value sold through informal channels 100 100 100
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of the crops' value sold through formal channels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of the crops' value sold in local markets 94 88 94
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of the crops' value sold in other markets 6 12 6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Sample (% of households reporting inputs) 58 58 58
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households buying ag. inputs through informal channels 100 100 100
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households buying ag. inputs through formal channels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households buying ag. inputs in the local markets 94 93 94
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households buying ag. Inputs in the other markets 6 7 6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of the inputs' value purchased through informal channels 100 100 100
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of the inputs' value purchased through formal channels 0 0 0
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of the inputs' value purchased in local markets 95 94 95
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of the inputs' value purchased in other markets 5 6 5
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of improved seeds
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households using improved seeds
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households recipient of extension services 6 5 6
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of households owning a telephone 0.2 0.0 0.2
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of agricultural production sold 26 31 27
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of expenditure for inputs on value of production 18 13 17
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
% of credit beneficiary households 7 6 7
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Credit (const. 2009 Int. $)
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Distance of household from road (km) 14 18 14
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Years of education of the household head 5.0 5.5 5.1
Sub-Saharan Africa » Nigeria
Household size 6.6 7.9 6.8