Livestock and Pasture Development Project, IFAD Impact Assessment Surveys, 2018
Agricultural Survey [ag/oth]
The Livestock and Pasture Development Project (LPDP) was designed to increase the nutritional status and incomes of poor rural households in the Khatlon region by boosting livestock productivity through improvement of the productive capacity of pastures and through breeding and mating techniques combined with easier access to water.
The project comprised three main components which aimed at: developing an institutional capacity at the village level creating managerial structure and social cohesion in managing pastureland, through the establishment of Pasture User Unions (PUUs); at improving livestock husbandry practices and increasing fodder production and livestock production and productivity. Finally, a third component aimed at empowering women by providing trainings and livestock packages to vulnerable female-headed households.
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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
- child anthropometry
- durable goods
- rapid consumption assessment
- available land
- agricultural production
- perennial crop production
- home garden
- farm implements, machinery and structures
- wage/salary income
- self employment
- other income sources
- access to credit
- internal migration
- international migration
- social capital.
Regional. Five districts of the Khatlon region.
Poor rural households
Producers and sponsors
International Fund for Agricultural Development
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
The initial sample comprised a total of 120 villages (half treatment and half control) with 20 households to be selected in each village in order to reach the total estimated sample size of 2,400 households. Quantitative data were collected at village (PUU) and household level in the Kathlon region.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
The main data collection instruments for this impact assessment entail household and community questionnaires. Both surveys were administered between February 2018 and May 2018. The data collected refer to the twelve months preceding the survey implementation. In particular, data on agricultural production takes as reference period the last completed agricultural cycle namely the period of time between October 2016 and November 2017. The household questionnaire collected information at household level on a number socio-economic characteristics, land and assets ownership, agricultural and livestock production, access to financial services, social capital, participation to organizations and associations and migration. 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, networks and livestock measurements by breed.
Note: some variables have missing labels. Please, refer to the questionnaire for more details.
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International Fund for Agricultural Development. Livestock and Pasture Development Project, IFAD Impact Assessment Surveys, Tajikistan, 2018. Dataset downloaded from https://microdata.fao.org.
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