Measuring the role of livestock in the households’ economy
This Guidebook (PDF) by LSMS, part of the World Bank, presents a module template for including livestock in multi-topic and agricultural household surveys in low- and middle-income countries. The objective of this Guidebook is to provide a tool for practitioners tasked with collecting high-quality data on livestock and livelihoods in the context of the national statistical system and through the implementation of multi-topic household surveys. The Guidebook offers a template for module design that users are advised to tailor to their specific needs. Recognizing that different users will have different priorities in terms of what they need to measure, monitor, and analyze, and that they face different constraints in terms of implementation, the module template comes in three forms. The first is a short version of around 30 questions that focuses on the basic characteristics of the herd, computing a measure of livestock income and some limited informationon livestock production and constraints. The second is a standard version of about 100 questions that has more detail on all of the above, and collects additional informationon animal husbandry practices and livestock services and onthe individual roles of household members. The third is an extended version of around 170 questions that collects more detailed information on all of the above.
The template can be downloaded here.