Project Description

Time: 2013

Clients: University of Copenhagen, Denmark, School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Can Tho

Project Brief
Commercialization of agricultural production and access to markets are vital for smallholders and growth in developing countries. Even though, positive growth is recorded in market-oriented agricultural regions, social differentiation still occurs and poverty prevails in certain geographically concentrated areas, i.e. in poverty pockets. The study investigates poverty changing dimensions of agricultural growth and diversification process that unfolds in the Mekong River Delta (MRD), through the conduction of surveys for 640 households in 4 provinces of MRD. The results are meant to support academic research.
RTA’s Tasks

  • Conceptualize poverty pockets in agricultural growth regions
  • Theorize relationships between local, global drivers of agricultural growth and poverty pockets development
  • Design questionnaire and sampling
  • Develop the survey management system and electronic forms to collect data using tablet survey technology
  • Generate daily reports of survey results from real time data
  • Deliver final dataset and write final reports