Household Survey (RuLIS - LatLon - 2012-2017)

Subnational information from different available household surveys of farmers and smallholders in developing and emerging countries.

Household data provides an overview on farmer households livelihoods, decisions, constraints, among other dimensions. One of the main purposes of this suite of data is to provide farmer information disaggregated at different subnational levels, as well as georeferenced information, when available.

The surveys available provide information divided in nine main dimensions: Access to markets, Consumption, General socio demographics, Income, Infrastructure, Labor, Production, Social, and Technology adoption.

Rural Livelihoods Information System - RuLIS:

The goal of RuLIS is to shed light on where and how people make a living in rural areas and to help improving their living conditions. FAO, the World Bank and IFAD have decided to collaborate in developing this system to scale-up the production and compilation of data on incomes, livelihoods and rural development from a large pool of countries and link them to policy making. RuLIS aims to provide a wide set of harmonized indicators and variables on rural livelihoods, improving the harmonization of rural livelihoods indicators built from microdata, among others.

RuLIS is built after three main projects: The Rural Income Generating Activities – RIGA- the Smallholders Data Portrait and the Rural Livelihoods Monitor – RLM-. Following these projects, RuLIS is a major database to access cross-country comparable data and information on rural incomes, livelihoods and their evolution.

RuLIS includes approximately 57 surveys from 38 countries from where it computes a set of 116 comparable indicators, and up to 277 cleaned variables per survey, organized in ten different clusters. From these, 67 indicators are included in the platform divided in nine categories.


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Author Nadia Puerta
Maintainer Nadia Puerta
Last Updated July 16, 2021, 15:55 (CDT)
Created July 16, 2021, 15:55 (CDT)
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