Animal Raising *

Outcome indicator, Output indicator

Indicator Phrasing

% of target farmers who raise [specify the animal]
% des agriculteurs ciblés qui élèvent [précisez l'animal]
% cílových farmářů chovajících [určete druh zvířete]

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of target farmers who raise [specify the animal]

French: % des agriculteurs ciblés qui élèvent [précisez l'animal]

Czech: % cílových farmářů chovajících [určete druh zvířete]

What is its purpose?

This indicator measures the proportion of households who raise a particular type of domestic animal.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of the target farmers:



Q1: Do you raise any [specify the animal species]?

A1: yes / no


Calculate the indicator’s value by summing up the number of farmers who raise the given animal by the total number of respondents and multiplying the result by 100. 

Important Comments

1) Consider including the additional question of “What exactly do you use the [specify the animal] for?” For example, chickens can be reared for meat, eggs or for both purposes. Alternatively, be sufficiently specific in the original question (for example, ask “Do you raise any chickens for meat?”).


2) Consider differentiating between animals depending on their age and sex - for example, chicks (1-45 days), adult chickens and cocks. 


3) Keep in mind that households sometimes take care of animals which are owned by other people. This practice is common for more expensive animals, such as cows. If you need to know whether the person actually owns the animal, also ask “Who is the owner of [specify the animal]?”


4) If you are also interested in how many animals of the given species are raised, use the Reported Agricultural Output indicator. 


5) Disaggregate the data by wealth and other relevant criteria. 


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