An agricultural household according to the 2010 PHC is one that engages generally in agricultural activities or at least one of its members engages in agricultural production even if not earning from agricultural activity alone.

This chapter provides a description of household members and heads of households engaged in agricultural activities. These activities include crop farming, tree growing, livestock rearing and fish farming. Excluded from this discussion are those engaged in hunting and other, non- farm agricultural activities.

Households in Agriculture

Table 7.1 shows the distribution of agricultural households in the Binduri District by type of locality. Since it is a rural district, all the households lived in rural localities. Out of 9,199 households enumerated, 8,641 are engaged in agricultural activities in the district representing 93.9 percent. This is higher than the regional and national averages of 83.7 percent and 45.8 percent respectively.

Types of Farming Activities

From table 7.1 the main type of agricultural activities that many of the agriculture households in the district engage in are crop farming and livestock rearing. About 99.3 percent and 82.1 are into crop farming and livestock rearing respectively whiles only 0.4 percent is into three planting. Approximately no household is into fish farming in the district.

Table7.2 shows that the total number of livestock reared in the district is 286,671. There are 19,946 keepers in the district with an average of 14 animals per keeper. The most common livestock raised in the district is chicken (90,797) with 4,267 keepers and an average of 21 birds per keeper followed by guinea fowl (74,039) with 3,261 keepers and an average of 23 animals per keeper. The livestock with the least number is snail (4) with 1 keeper and an average of 4 snails per keeper.



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