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Table 4 Income characteristics of 170 date palm growers in four provinces (Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Baluchistan) of Pakistan, interviewed during 2012–2013

From: Socio-economic characterisation of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) growers and date value chains in Pakistan

Variable Frequency (n) Percentage
Occupation
Agriculture 95 56
Agriculture + government job 15 9
Agriculture + labour 17 10
Agriculture + business 29 17
Agriculture + private job 14 8
Estimated monthly income (US$)
≤100 4 2
101–200 14 8
201–300 29 17
301–500 43 25
501–1000 20 12
1001–2000 30 18
>2000 30 18
Estimated monthly expenses (US$)
≤100 9 5
101–200 33 19
201–300 26 15
301–500 30 18
501–1000 14 8
1001–2000 53 32
>2000 5 3
Date palm share in income (%)
≤10 56 33
11–30 23 14
31–50 24 14
51–70 12 7
71–90 14 8
91–100 41 24
Estimated monthly date palm sale (US$)
≤100 77 45
101–200 26 15
201–300 3 2
301–500 10 6
501–1000 4 2
1001–2000 32 19
>2000 18 11