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Table 1 Pastoral household wealth grouping criteria (FEWS NET 2004/5)

From: Pastoral livelihoods of the Fulani on the Jos Plateau of Nigeria

Wealth group Household size Livestock Area planted
Poor 3 to 5 5 to 10 cows, 10 to 26 shoats 1 to 2 ha with household labour
Middle 7 to 8 15 to 50 cows, 35 to 100 shoats 3 ha with household labour
Better off 8 to 13 50+ cattle, 100+ shoats 5 ha with household labour and hired hands