Project Description

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 & 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 main tasks:

  • Conceptualize poverty pockets in agricultural growth regions
  • Theorize relationships between local & global drivers of agricultural growth & poverty pockets development
  • Design questionnaire & sampling
  • Develop Smart Survey and electronic forms to collect data for household surveys in 640 rural households (in 4 Mekong Delta Provinces) using tablet survey technology
  • Generated daily reports of survey results from real time data
  • Deliver final dataset and write final reports