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Hectare weighted median
Smaller farm Other farm Nationally
Asia » Nepal
Average farm size (ha) 0.46 1.58 0.7
Asia » Nepal
Minimum farm size (ha) 0 1.02 0
Asia » Nepal
Maximum farm size (ha) 1.02 6.88 6.88
Asia » Nepal
Total number of holdings 2721963 752903 3474866
Asia » Nepal
Household income (const. 2009 Int.$) 5161 5417 5216
Asia » Nepal
% of income from crop production 37 53 40
Asia » Nepal
% of income from on farm income 51 68 54
Asia » Nepal
% of income from agricultural wage labor 10 3 8
Asia » Nepal
% of income from non agricultural wages and self employment 25 18 23
Asia » Nepal
% of income from public and private transfers 13 9 12
Asia » Nepal
% of income from other sources 2.1 1.9 2.1
Asia » Nepal
Poverty rate 35 28 33
Asia » Nepal
Family labor-days supplied on farm over a day period (person days) 2.57 4.14 2.91
Asia » Nepal
Hired labour-days supplied over a day period (person days) 0.04 0.14 0.06
Asia » Nepal
Family labour-days supplied off-farm over a day period (person days) 0.24 0.25 0.24
Asia » Nepal
Value of crop production (const. 2009 Int. $) 985 2279 1265
Asia » Nepal
Amount of food produced (const. 2009 Int. $) 802 1783 1015
Asia » Nepal
Value of food production per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 2667 2089 2536
Asia » Nepal
Value of crop production per working day (const. 2009 Int. $) 2.1 2.3 2.1
Asia » Nepal
% of households using motorized equipment 1 3 1
Asia » Nepal
Irrigation (% of land) 37 46 39
Asia » Nepal
Fertilizer per hectare (kg) 142 111 135
Asia » Nepal
Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 121 91 115
Asia » Nepal
Seed per hectare (kg)
Asia » Nepal
Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $) 28 19 26
Asia » Nepal
Total TLU (Tropical Livestock Unit) 1.6 2.5 1.8
Asia » Nepal
TLU Cattle 1.3 2.1 1.5
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TLU Poultry 0 0.1 0
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TLU Equines 0 0 0
Asia » Nepal
TLU Pigs 0 0.1 0
Asia » Nepal
TLU Camels 0 0 0
Asia » Nepal
TLU Goats 0.2 0.3 0.3
Asia » Nepal
TLU Other 0 0 0
Asia » Nepal
Sample (% of households reporting crop)
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% of households selling crops through informal channels
Asia » Nepal
% of households selling crops through formal channels
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% of households selling crops in the local markets
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% of households selling crops in the other markets
Asia » Nepal
% of the crops' value sold through informal channels
Asia » Nepal
% of the crops' value sold through formal channels
Asia » Nepal
% of the crops' value sold in local markets
Asia » Nepal
% of the crops' value sold in other markets
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Sample (% of households reporting inputs) 42 50 44
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% of households buying ag. inputs through informal channels 25 23 24
Asia » Nepal
% of households buying ag. inputs through formal channels 75 77 76
Asia » Nepal
% of households buying ag. inputs in the local markets 31 31 31
Asia » Nepal
% of households buying ag. Inputs in the other markets 69 69 69
Asia » Nepal
% of the inputs' value purchased through informal channels 25 24 25
Asia » Nepal
% of the inputs' value purchased through formal channels 75 76 75
Asia » Nepal
% of the inputs' value purchased in local markets 31 31 31
Asia » Nepal
% of the inputs' value purchased in other markets 69 69 69
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% of improved seeds 6.1 6.3 6.1
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% of households using improved seeds 24 30 25
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% of households recipient of extension services 19 28 21
Asia » Nepal
% of households owning a telephone 2.1 0.9 1.8
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% of agricultural production sold 11 20 13
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% of expenditure for inputs on value of production 10 8 9
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% of credit beneficiary households 37 41 38
Asia » Nepal
Credit (const. 2009 Int. $) 1441 1708 1503
Asia » Nepal
Distance of household from road (km) 28 37 30
Asia » Nepal
Years of education of the household head 2.5 2.9 2.6
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Household size 5.1 6.8 5.5