Assessing the effectivness of on-farm conservation projects in the High Andes uri icon

abstract

  • The objective was to assess the effectiveness of five on-farm conservation projects involving native crops maintained by smallholder farmers in the High Andes of South America. The data set includes variables from a household survey that took place in 3 countries: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia. Househould survey with a stratified random sample of 748 households. The survey elicited information on project participation, application of the options provided by project interventions and examples of how they were applied in the farmers' own words. An inventory of crops grown on each farm was obtained and for each crop the following information was collected: the number of farmer varieties that were sown, their seed sources, objectives of production, quantity produced in the previous growing season, quantities consumed and sold, as well as price received (if available). Standard socioeconomic information on family demographics, education, landholdings, sources of income, migration, participation in local organizations and government programs was also gathered

publication date

  • 2014