Climate Information Field Project

This project used a CAPI software to elicit use of climate information by farmers in 8 countries in Africa.

What information did this questionnaire collect?

The questionnaire is divided into 4 main parts:

  1. Hazard identification by community and household: from this section we will be able to get information on the different hazards prioritized by communities. This will feed into the EWS system to help target/provide information that will be useful for project delivery.
  2. Past experience on EWS, climate change, communications and responses: in this section, we will elicit information that we will use to evaluate the current EWS system in the countries. In addition, perception on climate change and current sources of information will be elicited.
  3. Household information: This will give us detailed information on the kind of household and gender roles and basic infrastructure availability. Also the occupation of the household is essential to highlight possible use of EWS information. Here we will identify farmers, fishers, etc.
  4. Information to estimate outcomes of interest – components of farmer (crop and livestock) and fishers revenue, cost and profit: depending on the kind of agent, we will gather information on labor available to the household, type of crops grown if a farmer, the growing season to differentiate different crops and value of EWS information, fertilizer use to estimate costs and inputs, irrigation use and cost, machinery, and similar information for livestock farmers.
  5. GPS locations for geo-spatial information and analysis: Spatial variation is going to be a valuable instrument to help with identification of control and treated groups.