Survey to assess the impact of multi-level factors of change on farm trajectories in Southern Bangladesh
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Aravindakshan S., Krupnik TJ. (2016). Data on the impact of multi-level factors of change on farm trajectories in Southern Bangladesh for the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) project. International Maize and Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Dhaka.
Data Citation Details
SubtitleBalanced panel data on the impact of multi-level factors of change on farm trajectories in Southern Bangladesh
Study Global IDhdl:11529/10898
AuthorsSreejith Aravindakshan (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)); Timothy Joseph Krupnik (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT))
ProducerInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Logo; International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Logo; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Logo
Production Date2016
Production PlaceBangladesh
Funding AgencyUSAID and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
DistributorInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Logo; International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Logo; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Logo
Distributor ContactTimothy Joseph Krupnik (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)),
Deposit DateFebruary 27, 2017
Description and Scope

To achieve the fallow intensification objective of Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) project, farm level data collection was designed to understand the multi-level factors affecting farm trajectories of change and potential for sustainable intensification in Southern Bangladesh.

The data comprise farm household level panel data for the years 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 from 502 samples in three districts of Southern Bangladesh (Barisal, Patuakhali and Barguna). The surveyed households belong to thirteen villages in the above three districts. The balanced panel data was compiled by combining existing information on farms with a 2015 farm survey. Farm level information of farmers continuously intervened by CIMMYT’s partner NGOs was available for years 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. This unique dataset was compiled as part of the Cereal Systems Intensification for South Asia (CSISA) project implemented by CIMMYT and Analyzing Trajectories and Trade-offs for Intensification of Cereal-based Systems (ATTIC) project of Wageningen University.

The data was cross-checked and validated through a series of focus-group discussions and interviews with village elders, and oldest member of the family. The village level population in the data is estimated for years 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 based on the population growth rates and census data (1991, 2001, and 2011) provided by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Dhaka.

Description Date2016
KeywordsSouth Asia (AGROVOC); Bangladesh (AGROVOC); farm surveys (AGROVOC); households (AGROVOC); farming systems (AGROVOC); polders (AGROVOC); agroecosystems (AGROVOC)
Time Period CoveredJuly, 2015 - January, 2016
Date of CollectionJuly, 2015 - January, 2016
Geographic CoverageBarisal, Patuakhali, Barguna
Geographic UnitDistrict
Unit of Analysisfarm
Kind of Datasurvey data
Data Collection / Methodology
Time Methodpanel
Sampling ProcedureThis unique dataset include several sources of information such as primary households (HHs) surveys, compilation of existing farm HH level information on past trajectories from NGO records and secondary data from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

The HHs were selected from three districts belonging to two diverse agroecosystems since coastal zones of southern Bangladesh has two diverse agroecosystems in terms of flood protection and water management — under polder and non-polder management.

District selection criteria was based on the discussions with experts at Farming Systems Ecology group , Wageningen University, and scientists at CIMMYT-Bangladesh as well as through four focus group discussions conducted in June 2014 with farmers and NGO representatives and sub assistant agricultural officers (SAAOs) of Bangladesh’s department of agricultural extension (DAE) .

The quantum of rabi fallows and availability of surface water for supplementary irrigation alongside future potential for sustainable intensification justified the selection criteria of the three districts: Barisal, Patuakhali, and Barguna. Selected districts belonged to the Barisal division of southern coastal region of Bangladesh where high levels of poverty and natural hazards are rampant.

Households belonging to nine villages were selected for panel data preparation from a list provided by partner NGOs of CIMMYT in Bangladesh. From this list, 204 HHs from non-polder and 298 HHs from polder were randomly selected to include at least 5% of the number of HHs in each village, making the final sample size of 502 . The three villages of Dehergati, Bharpasha and Tabir Kathi in the Barisal district were located in the northern part of Barisal division which were outside of polder. Auliapur, Dakshin Bazargona and Pashchim Chakamaiya were in the central part and are under polder management, and belonged to Patuakhali district. The remaining villages of Bazarkhali and Angulkathi in Barguna district , alongside East Amirabad in the Patuakhali district are under polder management , and located in the southern part of Barisal division. Selected HHs belong to those continuously monitored by the NGOs through various non-CIMMYT projects such that valid information on past farm level resource use and production activities were available for years 1995-2010. For the remaining year 2015 in the panel, three rounds of primary data collection surveys were undertaken. A structured questionnaire developed in a joint effort of experts from farming systems ecology group and socio-economists and agronomists from CIMMYT-Bangladesh was used for this HH survey, after pre-testing with farm HHs . Questions on retrospective information on resource use and production activities during 1995-2010 were also included in the questionnaire. HH surveys were completed in three rounds, in July 2015, September –November 2015 and January 2016 in Barisal, Patuakhali and Barguna districts, respectively.

The retrospective data for the years 1995-2010 were included to cross-check the accuracy of data on past trajectories with those available from NGO partners. Any remaining biases on retrospective data was also mitigated through a series of nine focus group discussions with village elders and cross-checking the compiled information with HH income and expenditure (HIES) survey data of BBS.

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