Aquaculture Interventions in Agriculture and Nutrition Project (ANEP) - Impact Study

 

PROJECT LOCATION Rupandehi and Nawalparasi Districts
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 1
OTHER STAFF 8
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR European Commission (EC)
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 13
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 104
START DATE (Month/Year) May 2013
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) May 2014
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NPR 21,36,000/-
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Chandra Kanta Devkota is responsible for impact study activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The impact study aims to assess the impact of the aquaculture interventions in Rupandehi and Nawalparasi on household food security, nutrition, and livelihoods of participants and non-participants in the Agriculture and Nutrition Extension Programme (ANEP) –Aquaculture, whose implementation commenced in 2012 and will continue till 2014.

The study will include a series of independent surveys carried out at different stages to examine various aspects of the aquaculture project. These include a household, farm system, and livelihood survey, which will study issues such as income, changes in food consumption patterns and nutrition, gender participation in project related activities, and the integration of agriculture and aquaculture systems. Participants of the project as well as non-participants living in the same geographic localities will be interviewed. Six data enumerators and three field officers are responsible for the data collection and entry.

Data will be collected at different stages (weekly and monthly) from households over the period of one year and this information will be analyzed and disaggregated. A similar study is also being undertaken in project site areas of Barishal, Bangladesh and the methodology is intended to allow a comparative study of the two cases.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • - Assess the impact of aquaculture interventions on improving household food security and nutrition
  • - Assess the impact of aquaculture interventions on improving productivity of, and incomes from, fish cultures
  • Asssess the impact of different extension approaches on changes in knowledge, attitudes and management practices in fish culture
  • Estimate the adoption rate of improved fish culture techniques and their overall impact on reducing poverty
  • Understand the seasonal contribution of aquaculture to household food security and incomes
  • Assess the impact of the household based extension approach and the adoption of aquaculture on gender equity and empowerment
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of private sector involvement on technology dissemination and adoption