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Smallholders dataportrait

The smallholder farmers' dataportrait is a comprehensive, systematic and standardized data set on the profile of smallholder farmers across the world. It generates an image on how small family farmers in developing and emerging countries live their lives. It is about putting in numbers, the constraints they face, and the choices they make so that policies can be informed by evidence to meet the challenge of agricultural development. Currently, the data portrait provides information for nineteen countries.

Smallholders Data Portrait: Methodology and Data Description

A data portrait of smallholder farmers: An introduction to a dataset on small-scale agriculture

Hectare weighted median
Smaller farm Other farm Nationally
Sub-Saharan Africa Ethiopia, 2012 % of households using motorized equipment
3.7 5.7 4.2
Sub-Saharan Africa Ethiopia, 2012 Irrigation (% of land)
2.3 1.1 2
Sub-Saharan Africa Ethiopia, 2012 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
28 3 22
Sub-Saharan Africa Ethiopia, 2012 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
4 1.1 3.3
Sub-Saharan Africa Ethiopia, 2012 Seed per hectare (kg)
13 1 10
Sub-Saharan Africa Ethiopia, 2012 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
27 7 22
Sub-Saharan Africa Ghana, 2013 % of households using motorized equipment
30.4 53 35.1
Sub-Saharan Africa Ghana, 2013 Irrigation (% of land)
Sub-Saharan Africa Ghana, 2013 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Sub-Saharan Africa Ghana, 2013 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
29 19 27
Sub-Saharan Africa Ghana, 2013 Seed per hectare (kg)
Sub-Saharan Africa Ghana, 2013 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
5 2.1 4.4
Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya, 2005 % of households using motorized equipment
2.9 8 3.8
Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya, 2005 Irrigation (% of land)
7 6 6
Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya, 2005 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
76 56 72
Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya, 2005 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
104 69 98
Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya, 2005 Seed per hectare (kg)
33 27 32
Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya, 2005 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
65.9 40.4 61
Sub-Saharan Africa Malawi, 2011 % of households using motorized equipment
0.4 2.4 0.9
Sub-Saharan Africa Malawi, 2011 Irrigation (% of land)
1.5 2.7 1.8
Sub-Saharan Africa Malawi, 2011 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
169 125 158
Sub-Saharan Africa Malawi, 2011 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
259 212 247
Sub-Saharan Africa Malawi, 2011 Seed per hectare (kg)
15 10 14
Sub-Saharan Africa Malawi, 2011 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
18 14 17
Sub-Saharan Africa Niger, 2011 % of households using motorized equipment
2.9 2.9 2.9
Sub-Saharan Africa Niger, 2011 Irrigation (% of land)
3.5 2.8 3.4
Sub-Saharan Africa Niger, 2011 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
5.8 1.9 4.9
Sub-Saharan Africa Niger, 2011 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
8.5 1.8 7
Sub-Saharan Africa Niger, 2011 Seed per hectare (kg)
42 9.3 34.7
Sub-Saharan Africa Niger, 2011 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
11.8 2 9.6
Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria, 2013 % of households using motorized equipment
16.2 8.3 15.3
Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria, 2013 Irrigation (% of land)
2 2 2
Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria, 2013 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
347 47 310
Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria, 2013 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
140 29 126
Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria, 2013 Seed per hectare (kg)
1040 117 927
Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria, 2013 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
217 29 194
Sub-Saharan Africa Uganda, 2012 % of households using motorized equipment
0.7 5.2 1.2
Sub-Saharan Africa Uganda, 2012 Irrigation (% of land)
0.7 0.2 0.7
Sub-Saharan Africa Uganda, 2012 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
1.3 0.4 1.2
Sub-Saharan Africa Uganda, 2012 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
1.8 1.2 1.7
Sub-Saharan Africa Uganda, 2012 Seed per hectare (kg)
91 27 84
Sub-Saharan Africa Uganda, 2012 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
28 7 25
Sub-Saharan Africa United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 % of households using motorized equipment
1.4 10.4 2.9
Sub-Saharan Africa United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Irrigation (% of land)
1.9 1.7 1.8
Sub-Saharan Africa United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
39 8 34
Sub-Saharan Africa United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
33 13 29
Sub-Saharan Africa United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Seed per hectare (kg)
80 23 70
Sub-Saharan Africa United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
25 8 22
Asia Bangladesh, 2005 % of households using motorized equipment
4 22 7
Asia Bangladesh, 2005 Irrigation (% of land)
Asia Bangladesh, 2005 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
140 94 133
Asia Bangladesh, 2005 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
92 64 87
Asia Bangladesh, 2005 Seed per hectare (kg)
48 37 47
Asia Bangladesh, 2005 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
47 30 45
Asia Cambodia, 2004 % of households using motorized equipment
94 98 95
Asia Cambodia, 2004 Irrigation (% of land)
34 30 34
Asia Cambodia, 2004 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Asia Cambodia, 2004 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
20 4 18
Asia Cambodia, 2004 Seed per hectare (kg)
Asia Cambodia, 2004 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
148 33 129
Asia Indonesia, 2000 % of households using motorized equipment
10 22 11
Asia Indonesia, 2000 Irrigation (% of land)
Asia Indonesia, 2000 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Asia Indonesia, 2000 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
Asia Indonesia, 2000 Seed per hectare (kg)
Asia Indonesia, 2000 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
Asia Nepal, 2003 % of households using motorized equipment
1 3 1
Asia Nepal, 2003 Irrigation (% of land)
37 46 39
Asia Nepal, 2003 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
142 111 135
Asia Nepal, 2003 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
121 91 115
Asia Nepal, 2003 Seed per hectare (kg)
Asia Nepal, 2003 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
28 19 26
Asia Viet Nam, 2008 % of households using motorized equipment
11 24 12
Asia Viet Nam, 2008 Irrigation (% of land)
73 51 70
Asia Viet Nam, 2008 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
1148 369 1058
Asia Viet Nam, 2008 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
961 393 895
Asia Viet Nam, 2008 Seed per hectare (kg)
Asia Viet Nam, 2008 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
229 84 212
Latin America and the Caribbean Bolivia (Plurinational State of), 2005 % of households using motorized equipment
Latin America and the Caribbean Bolivia (Plurinational State of), 2005 Irrigation (% of land)
Latin America and the Caribbean Bolivia (Plurinational State of), 2005 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Latin America and the Caribbean Bolivia (Plurinational State of), 2005 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
28 4 27
Latin America and the Caribbean Bolivia (Plurinational State of), 2005 Seed per hectare (kg)
Latin America and the Caribbean Bolivia (Plurinational State of), 2005 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
89 9 83
Latin America and the Caribbean Guatemala, 2006 % of households using motorized equipment
43 67 47
Latin America and the Caribbean Guatemala, 2006 Irrigation (% of land)
Latin America and the Caribbean Guatemala, 2006 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Latin America and the Caribbean Guatemala, 2006 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
218 75 192
Latin America and the Caribbean Guatemala, 2006 Seed per hectare (kg)
Latin America and the Caribbean Guatemala, 2006 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
32 7 27
Latin America and the Caribbean Nicaragua, 2005 % of households using motorized equipment
43 75 44
Latin America and the Caribbean Nicaragua, 2005 Irrigation (% of land)
0.5 0.2 0.5
Latin America and the Caribbean Nicaragua, 2005 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Latin America and the Caribbean Nicaragua, 2005 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
40 6 39
Latin America and the Caribbean Nicaragua, 2005 Seed per hectare (kg)
Latin America and the Caribbean Nicaragua, 2005 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
14 1 13
Latin America and the Caribbean Panama, 2003 % of households using motorized equipment
6 8 6
Latin America and the Caribbean Panama, 2003 Irrigation (% of land)
Latin America and the Caribbean Panama, 2003 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Latin America and the Caribbean Panama, 2003 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
43 4 42
Latin America and the Caribbean Panama, 2003 Seed per hectare (kg)
Latin America and the Caribbean Panama, 2003 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
8 2 7
Europe & Central Asia Albania, 2005 % of households using motorized equipment
11.1 22.6 14
Europe & Central Asia Albania, 2005 Irrigation (% of land)
48.9 30.1 44.1
Europe & Central Asia Albania, 2005 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Europe & Central Asia Albania, 2005 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
174.1 84.2 150.8
Europe & Central Asia Albania, 2005 Seed per hectare (kg)
Europe & Central Asia Albania, 2005 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
149.8 63.9 127.5
Europe & Central Asia Tajikistan, 2007 % of households using motorized equipment
2.5 13.1 3.4
Europe & Central Asia Tajikistan, 2007 Irrigation (% of land)
83 59 81
Europe & Central Asia Tajikistan, 2007 Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
258 477 277
Europe & Central Asia Tajikistan, 2007 Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
211 330 221
Europe & Central Asia Tajikistan, 2007 Seed per hectare (kg)
297 756 337
Europe & Central Asia Tajikistan, 2007 Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
242 475 263

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% of households using motorized equipment
Irrigation (% of land)
Fertilizer per hectare (kg)
Fertilizer per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
Seed per hectare (kg)
Seed per hectare (const. 2009 Int. $)
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