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Table 2 Households demographic and key farm resources characteristics in the mixed crop–livestock system, central highlands of Ethiopia

From: Evaluation of livestock feed balance under mixed crop–livestock production system in the central highlands of Ethiopia

Households and farm resources characteristics Wealth groups Total (n = 159)
Poor (n = 50) Medium (n = 58) Better-off (n = 51)
Family size 4.9 (2.0) 6.2 (1.5) 6.4 (1.6) 5.9 (1.8)
Labour force (in adult equivalent) 2.5 (1.2) 3.5 (1.1) 3.8 (1.1) 3.3 (1.3)
Age dependency ratio (ADR) 1.0 (0.6) 0.7 (0.5) 0.6 (0.5) 0.8 (0.6)
Livestock holding (TLU) 5.1 (1.2) 8.2 (2.0) 12.0 (2.4) 8.5 (3.4)
 Cattle 3.0 (0.9) 4.6 (1.2) 6.4 (1.4) 4.7 (1.2)
 Sheep and goats 0.9 (0.5) 1.7 (0.8) 2.7 (1.2) 1.8 (1.1)
 Equines 1.2 (0.7) 1.9 (1.0) 2.9 (1.0) 2.0 (1.1)
Cropland entitled (ha) 1.1 (0.5) 1.3 (0.6) 1.8 (0.6) 1.4 (0.6)
Fallow land (ha) 0.1 (0.1) 0.1 (0.2) 0.3 (0.3) 0.2 (0.3)
Cultivated and grazing land (ha) 2.3 (0.4) 3.2 (0.7) 4.1 (0.7) 3.2 (1.0)
 Cropland cultivated (ha) 1.6 (0.4) 2.2 (0.6) 2.5 (0.6) 2.1 (0.6)
 Grazing land (ha) 0.7 (0.2) 1.0 (0.4) 1.6 (0.5) 1.1 (0.5)
  1. N number of respondents; numbers in parenthesis are standard deviations (SD); ADR age dependency ratio; TLU tropical livestock unit; 1 TLU 250 kg live weight; ADR the dependency ratio relates the number of children (0–14 years old) and older persons (65 years or over) to the working-age population (15–64 years old)