Policy brief

Measuring income of smallholder farmers

Some insights from practitioners

Published by
ICCO

Measurement of income and economic empowerment is complex. This brief looks at how to determine the income of the target group in a programme like Strengthening African Rural Smallholders (STARS). And how to measure the changes in income due to programme interventions.

It presents four key lessons under the following headings:

  • Income can change quickly; poverty doesn't
  • Qualitative and quantitative data: we need both for actionable insights
  • Qualitative and quantitative tools are only as good as our reasons and methods for using them
  • Accountability counts