Community-based Forestry Development Project in Southern States, IFAD Impact Assessment Surveys, 2018
Agricultural Survey [ag/oth]
The Community-based Forestry Development Project in Southern States (DECOFOS) was designed to address and overcome problems linked to deforestation and forest degradation in rural communities of marginalized forest areas in Campeche, Chiapas and Oaxaca. The project was carried out through the restoration and reforestation of degraded areas together with the provision of technical and financial support for the development of microenterprises and sustainable production initiatives. The project had the dual goal of improving the livelihood of people living in poverty and extreme poverty in degraded or marginalized areas and of contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation through the restoration and revitalization of degraded lands and deforested areas as well as by supporting, both technically and financially, the implementation of sustainable productive activities.
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Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The subjects covered by the survey are the following:
- socio-demographic characteristics
- Land and asset ownership
- Agricultural, agroforestry, and livestock production
- Shocks and risk management strategies
- Dietary diversity and food security
- Access to financial services
- Social capital
- Participations to organizations and networks.
marginalized forest areas in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Campeche.
Poor rural households
Producers and sponsors
International Fund for Agricultural Development
National Forestry Commission
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Government of Mexico
Global Environment Facility
The target population for the survey reside in marginalized forest areas in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Campeche. It is represented by "ejidatarios", who are members of rural communities (ejidos), with land rights and involved in collective decisions about land administration and use, the group of "posesionarios", who do not have any rights on the land they use and collectively administer, as well as the "avecindados", individuals residing on common land without any land rights. The project covered a total of 79 municipalities: 47 (out of a total of 570) in Oaxaca, 21 (out of a total of 118) in Chiapas, and 11 (all) in Campeche. The initial sample comprised of a total of 110 communities/ejidos (half treatment and half control) while the total estimated sample comprises of 2,200 households. Ultimately, 108 ejidos were visited and a total sample of 2,230 households were interviewed (1,128 in treatment group and 1,102 in the control group).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
The main data collection instruments for this impact assessment are household and community questionnaires. The data collection has been completed between December 2017 and January 2018. The information collected refers to the twelve months preceding the survey implementation. In particular, data on crop production take as reference period the last completed agricultural cycle, starting from June 2016 to July 2017.
The household questionnaire collected information at household level on a number of socio-economic characteristics, land and asset ownership, agricultural, agroforestry and livestock production and marketing, shocks and risk management strategies, dietary diversity and food security, access to financial services, social capital, participations to organizations and networks. The type of data collected through the community questionnaire included access to infrastructure and basic services, main economic activities, social capital and collective action, organizations and networks.
Note: some variables may have missing labels. Please, refer to the questionnaire for more details.
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