SDGs: Indicator 2.3.1 | Land Portal

Ending hunger requires long-term, sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices. The indicator refers to the value of production per labour unit operated by small scale producers in the farming, pastoral and forestry sectors. Data will be produced by classes of enterprise size.

 

Why is it important?

Ending hunger requires long-term, sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices. As of 2016, it was estimated that, globally, 52 million children under the age of 5 suffered from wasting as a consequence of food shortages. Developing efficient and robust food production programs to boost agricultural productivity is essential to maintain food supplies, increase incomes for poor and vulnerable groups, and feed the planet.

By tracking the volume of production per labour unit by classes of farming/pastoral/forestry enterprise size, data collected for indicator 2.3.1  would enable governments to shape, prioritize, and invest in policies and measures that effectively boost agricultural productivity, drive economic growth, and eliminate hunger in particular for small-scale food producers, including women, Indigenous Peoples, family farmers, and pastoralists.

 

How is it being monitored?

Data and information on rural income, livelihoods, and labour inputs is scarce in many countries. Moreover, there is no established methodology or repository for systematically organizing this data and information.

According to the metadata document, FAO has been working on computing the indicator for nine developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, based on data collected from the Living Standards Measurement Study- Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) surveys. Results have not been disseminated yet. Sources of information would be either agricultural surveys, or agricultural modules in integrated household surveys (e.g., LSMS-ISA) organized by the national statistical agencies, with the necessary support from the World Bank, FAO and other international agencies.

According to the metadata document, FAO Statistics, in collaboration with IFAD and the World Bank, are working towards the establishment of a harmonized program of Agricultural and Rural Integrated Surveys (AGRIS) that could form the basis for the collection of data on this, as well as on several other SDG indicators for the agricultural sector.

 

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Measurement unit: 
Constant 2011 international $

Share (%) of Agricultural Value added with respect to the Total Value Added produced in a given country in a given year.

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (%)

The data series presented here measures average income of small-scale food producers, PPP (constant 2011 international $).

Measurement unit: 
Constant 2011 international $

The indicator measures the average size of holdings (in hectares) in Lao. The data comes from the Lao Census of Agriculture 1998/99 and 2010/11.

Measurement unit: 
Hectares (ha)

Share (%) of female employees in agriculture with respect to the total of female employment.

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (%)

Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind.

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (%)

Measurement unit: 
Constant 2011 international $

Land and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 2: Zero hunger
Target 2.3: By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment

Indicator details

Status: 
Tier 2

The indicator is conceptually clear, has an internationally established methodology and standards are available, but data is not regularly produced by countries.

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