In this paper, the authors present a methodology developed for gathering socioeconomic and environmental survey data in the field. The system is divided into two interfaces: i) an Android tablet with survey software for data collection in the field and ii) a back office application for questionnaire management and data compilation. Each of these technical components is detailed and the solutions to challenges and constraints that were faced are described.
Fish and other aquatic animals contribute to the food security of citizens of developing countries, both as a source of income and as a component of healthy diets, yet fishing is not currently captured in most integrated household surveys. This sourcebook provides essential technical guidance on the design of statistical modules and questionnaires aimed at collecting fishery data at the household level.
The World Fish Center, in collaboration with the GOB and USAID, has been implementing the FtF Aquaculture Project since October 2011 with a view to meet the government and FtF goals to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger. The project is funded by the USAID FtF initiative and covers a 5-year intervention in aquaculture focused on 20 southern districts in of the country.
Concerns about perceived loss of indigenous materials emerged from multiple stakeholders during consultations to plan and design the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems for the Borotse hub in Zambia’s Western Province. To come to grips with and address the concerns, the AAS Borotse hub program of work included an assessment of agrobiodiversity to inform community-level and program initiatives and actions.
Like many other South and Southeast Asian countries, different national and international organizations are actively promoting integrated rice-fish farming system (IRFFS) as a potential technique to alleviate poverty, food and nutrition insecurity in different parts of Bangladesh, since 1990s. However, little rigorous empirical research exists on the determinants of adoption and welfare impact of such technologies, particularly in marginalized people’s settings.
The study compares the socioeconomic profile of fish and nonfish farming households in three different agroecological regions in Zimbabwe. Some of the direct socioeconomic factors that influence the adoption of small-scale fish farming in the areas are also identified.
Data collection for poverty assessments in Africa is time consuming, expensive and can be subject to numerous constraints. In this paper we present a procedure to collect data from poor households involved in small-scale inland fisheries as well as agricultural activities. A sampling scheme has been developed that captures the heterogeneity in ecological conditions and the seasonality of livelihood options. Sampling includes a three point panel survey of 300 households.
The findings are presented of a study conducted in Cambodia regarding the people in the village communities along the waters of the Mekong River who depend upon fishing and related activities for the whole or part of their livelihood. The study was carried out in the framework of the project 'Management of freshwater capture fisheries of Cambodia' and focuses on household level analysis through sample surveys in 8 freshwater fishery provinces.
The findings are presented of a study conducted to investigate the socioeconomic conditions of small farmers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, in view of the prospects for the widespread adoption of integrated farming systems, particularly the integration of aquaculture. A sample of 365 farm households were surveyed in the central area of the Delta, specifically in Omon and Phunghiep districts in Cantho province, and Tambinh and Longho districts in Vinhlong province.
This article illustrates how gender can be included in a systematic description of households, agroecosystems and resource management. It is extracted from a training manual intended to change thinking patterns about gender and household systems.