A tool for all seasons: A ‘lean’ household survey system for ‘minimal effort, maximum information’ comes of age

Mark van Wijk, a senior scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and his colleagues are excited to announce the first public release of a dataset generated by surveys of more than 13,000 households in 21 countries using a novel survey tool – the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS), that van Wijk co-developed. The news was recently reported in Scientific Data, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, and research that advances the sharing and reuse of scientific data, which is part of the Nature Group.

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Key indicator groups (modules) generated by all RHoMIS applications

(Fig. 1 from: The Rural Household Multiple Indicator Survey,

data from 13,310 farm households in 21 countries).

Out this week is the first public release of a huge dataset

generated by recent surveys of more than

13,000 households in 21 countries

using RHoMIS,

a novel tool that makes household surveys

efficient, robust and comparable.

The tool was co-developed by Mark van Wijk and Jim Hammond,

scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI),

and the data generated by the tool’s use by (literally) dozens of partners.

Mark van Wijk, a senior scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and his colleagues are excited to announce the first public release of a dataset generated by surveys of more than 13,000 households in 21 countries using a novel survey tool that van Wijk co-developed, as reported this week in

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