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Table 2 Distribution of sampled farm households by membership composition

From: Off-farm labour supply and production efficiency of farm household in rural Southwest Nigeria

Description Ogun Oyo Total
  No % No % No %
Household size       
• 1 – 4 89 35.5 96 40.3 185 37.8
• 5 – 8 121 48.2 115 48.3 236 48.3
• 9 or more 41 16.3 27 11.3 68 13.9
Total 251 100 238 100 489 100
Mean household size 6.09   5.55   5.83  
Mean No. of economically active members 3.22   2.85   3.04  
Farm size (Hectares)       
• At most 1 91 36.3 113 47.5 204 43.9
• 1 – 3 126 50.2 101 42.4 227 44.9
• Above 3 34 13.5 24 10.1 58 11.2
Total 251 100 238 100 489 100
Mean farm size 1.92   1.73   1.83  
Tree crop share of farm land       
• None 84 33.5 78 32.8 162 33.1
• At most 50% 101 40.2 79 33.2 180 36.8
• Above 50% 66 26.1 81 35 147 30.1
Total 251 100 238 100 489 100
Livestock size (Animal units)       
• None 153 61 79 33.2 232 47.4
• Below 1 66 26.3 121 50.8 187 38.3
• At least 1 32 12.7 38 16 70 14.3
Total 251 100 238 100 489 100
Mean livestock size 0.26   0.46   0.36  
  1. SOURCE: Field survey, 2006.