Our RHoMIS work has led to a unique harmonised database of quantitative information on smallholder livelihoods in low and middle income countries (now containing interviews of more than 28,000 households in 31 countries). We are now in full force analysing these data to identify pathways towards food security, and underpin strategic studies trying to identify the drivers of diverse diets and possible trade offs between agricultural production intensification and key welfare indicators like gender equity.
At last month’s (9–13 Sep 2019) 9th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), James Hammond, farming systems analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), presented on how ILRI researchers and partners are addressing the scarcity of data describing the functioning of smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
Originally published on the RHoMIS blog. Sam Adams, describes his experience training enumerators to be able to apply the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) in Uganda.
The Rural Household Multiple-Indicator Survey is now filling knowledge gaps on how strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change, may intensify inequalities between men and women.
Read how the Rural Household Multiple-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) was used to sample over 500 farming households from southern Tanzania to find the strongest performers.
Enumerators in the Comoros Islands are trained on the use of RHoMIS. They also give valuable input into how the data collection tool can be suited to the local context.
A recent peer-reviewed article explorse the occurrence and implications of ‘imperfect’ farm household survey data.