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Theme Human Development
Code HD-CUL-2.3
Sub-theme Culture
Name Percentage of rural population who use customary lands for housing and subsistence agriculture (%)
Calculation/Formula Rural population using customary land for housing and subsistence agriculture / Total rural population x 100
Unit of Measure %
Assumptions Assumes that there exists land allocated for community use
Limitations Many communities do not have such cultural practices
Intended Direction of change Neutral
Purpose/Rationale Measures how much land is being made available and being used for people to grow traditional food and other goods
Policy Linkages Pacific Plan, Objective 11.1 ‘Strategy to maintain and strengthen cultural identity’
Preferred Data Sources Well-being Survey
Alternative_Data Sources Household surveys
Census - HIES - DHS tag Ag Census
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
Other agencies countries_ must report to: UNESCO
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
Means of Verification (outside NSO system) Culture officials, employment and trade officials
SPC Programme HDP
Numerator Rural population using customary land for housing and subsistence agriculture
Denominator Total rural population
Factor x 100
Unit %