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Livestock assets, livestock income and rural households

Cross-country evidence from household surveys








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    Rural income generating activities in developing countries: re-assessing the evidence 2007
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    This paper contributes to the understanding of the dynamics of developing country rural labour markets by re-evaluating the available evidence on the levels and composition of income sources adopted by rural households in order to understand the relationship between the various economic activities taking place in rural areas and their implications for economic growth and poverty reduction. This is achieved in two parts: First, the paper introduces the Rural Income Generating Activities (RIGA) d atabase, a newly constructed FAO repository of household survey data, income measures and cross-country comparable indicators. Second, using the RIGA database, the paper undertakes a descriptive analysis of the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors of the rural economy, assessing the importance of rural non-farm activities within the complex income strategies adopted by rural households in developing countries and their relationship to poverty and inequality.
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    What is the share of income from crop and livestock production in total income in rural sub-Saharan Africa?
    RuLIS brief
    2021
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    RuLIS is a tool to support policies for reducing rural poverty, jointly developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Statistics Division, the World Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). RuLIS brings together harmonized indicators and comparable data across countries and over time on rural incomes, livelihoods and rural development. This brief uses data from RuLIS to estimate the contribution of income from crop and livestock production to households’ total annual income. The shares in total income are also analysed across expenditure quintiles. The brief aims at exploring the importance of income from on-farm agricultural sources in rural livelihoods.
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    Rural Income Generating Activities Study: Methodological note on the construction of income aggregates 2007
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    A major component of the Rural Income Generating Activities (RIGA) study was to construct comparable income measures from selected multi-purpose household surveys (see table in Annex I). The aim of the exercise was to provide annualized benchmark aggregates spanning four continents which, despite pervasive differences in the quality and level of information available in each survey, would be suitable for cross-country analysis. The objective of this document is to describe the methodol ogy used in constructing the household income aggregates and their components included in the RIGA database.

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