The Rural Household Multiple Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) data of 13,310 farm households in 21 countries

  • Mark van Wijk (Creator)
  • James Hammond (Creator)
  • Leo Gorman (Creator)
  • Sam Adams (Creator)
  • Augustine Ayantunde (Creator)
  • David Baines (Creator)
  • Adrian Bolliger (Creator)
  • Caroline Bosire (Creator)
  • Pietro Carpena (Creator)
  • Sabrina Chesterman (Creator)
  • Amon Chinyophiro (Creator)
  • Happy Daudi (Creator)
  • Paul M. Dontsop-Nguezet (Creator)
  • Sabine Douxchamps (Creator)
  • Willy Desire Emera (Creator)
  • Simon Fraval (International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (Creator)
  • Steven J. Fonte (Creator)
  • Lyda Hok (Creator)
  • Henry Kiara (Creator)
  • Esther Kihoro (International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (Creator)
  • Luke Korir (Creator)
  • Christine Lamanna (Creator)
  • Chau T.M. Long (Creator)
  • Godfrey Manyawu (Creator)
  • Zia Mehrabi (Creator)
  • Dejene Kassahun Mengistu (Creator)
  • Leida Mercado (Creator)
  • Katherin Meza (Creator)
  • Vesalio Mora (Creator)
  • Jacob Mutemi (Creator)
  • Mary Ng’endo (Creator)
  • Paulin Njingulula (Creator)
  • Chris Okafor (Creator)
  • Tim Pagella (Creator)
  • Phonepaseuth Phengsavanh (Creator)
  • James Rao (Creator)
  • Randall Ritzema (Creator)
  • Todd S. Rosenstock (Creator)
  • Tom Skirrow (Creator)
  • Jonathan Steinke (Creator)
  • Clare M. Stirling (Creator)
  • Jose Gabriel Suchini (Creator)
  • Nils Teufel (Creator)
  • Peter Thorne (Creator)
  • Steven J. Vanek (Creator)
  • Jacob van Etten (Creator)
  • B. Vanlauwe (Creator)
  • Jannike Wichern (Creator)
  • Viviane Yameogo (Creator)



The Rural Household Multiple Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) is a standardized farm household survey approach which collects information on 753 variables covering household demographics, farm area, crops grown and their production, livestock holdings and their production, agricultural product use and variables underlying standard socio-economic and food security indicators like the Poverty Probability Index, the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale and dietary diversity. These variables are used to quantify more than 40 different aggregate indicators on farm household characteristics, welfare, productivity and economic performance. Between 2015 and the beginning of 2018, the survey instrument has been applied in 21 countries in Central America, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The data presented here cover the raw data, the indicator calculation code and the resulting indicator values, and can be used to quantify on- and off-farm pathways to food security, diverse diets and reduced poverty of rural smallholder farm households.
Date made available31 Oct 2019
PublisherInternational Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Temporal coverage2015 - 2018
Geographical coverageCentral America, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia


  • household surveys
  • food security
  • smallholders
  • agriculture
  • The Rural Household Multiple Indicator Survey, data from 13,310 farm households in 21 countries

    van Wijk, M., Hammond, J., Gorman, L., Adams, S., Ayantunde, A., Baines, D., Bolliger, A., Bosire, C., Carpena, P., Chesterman, S., Chinyophiro, A., Daudi, H., Dontsop, P., Douxchamps, S., Emera, W. D., Fraval, S., Fonte, S., Hok, L., Kiara, H., Kihoro, E., & 29 othersKorir, L., Lamanna, C., Long, C. T. M., Manyawu, G., Mehrabi, Z., Mengistu, D. K., Mercado, L., Meza, K., Mora, V., Mutemi, J., Ng’endo, M., Njingulula, P., Okafor, C., Pagella, T., Phengsavanh, P., Rao, J., Ritzema, R., Rosenstock, T. S., Skirrow, T., Steinke, J., Stirling, C., Gabriel Suchini, J., Teufel, N., Thorne, P., Vanek, S., van Etten, J., Vanlauwe, B., Wichern, J. & Yameogo, V., 11 Feb 2020, In: Scientific Data. 7, 1, 46.

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