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NEW - The data from Enquête Agricole de Conjoncture Intégrée 2014 (EAC-I 2014) and the Enquête Agricole de Conjoncture Intégrée aux Conditions de Vie des Ménages 2017 (EAC-I 2017) are now available for downloading free of charge.

Overview

The LSMS-ISA project is supporting the design and implementation of the Enquête Agricole de Conjoncture Intégrée aux Conditions de Vie des Ménages (EAC-I). The EAC-I is a multi-topic household panel survey, with the purpose of building capacity for the implementation of household surveys. The ultimate objective of the work is to improve the quality, timeliness, and relevance of household-level agricultural statistics in Mali, with an emphasis on sustainability, capacity building, and improving data collection methods. The first wave of the EAC-I was implemented in 2014-15 and the second in 2017-18. Funding for the project is provided by the United States Agency for International Development.

Management

The multi-topic household panel survey was implemented by the Cellule de la Planification et de la Statistique du Secteur Développment Rural (CPS) in collaboration with the l'Institut National de la Statistique (INSTAT). The LSMS team was responsible for the management and technical design of the project, as well as for the provision of technical assistance and the support of analytical work resulting from the collected data.

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Design

Sampling and Survey Design

The sample for the EAC-I is nationally representative, as well as representative of Bamako, other urban and rural areas. Rural areas include: agricultural zones, agro-pastoral zones and pastoral zones. The EAC-I is carried out in two visits: post-planting and post-harvest. The same households visited in the first visit were revisited in the second. The visits were planned to match the timing of the post-planting and postharvest periods.

The sample for the EAC-I 2014 includes 3,804 households.

The sample for the EAC-I 2017 includes 8,390 households. About 3,813 households were administered the full version of the questionnaires (version Lourd, intended to collect in detail data on household income sources), the remaining 4,577 households were administered a light version of the questionnaires (version Léger).

The EAC-I 2017 visited 953 EAs that were visited in 2014 in the first edition, however it was not possible to track households between the two editions. Thus, the EAC-I should be considered a cross-sectional survey.

Questionnaire Design

The first visit questionnaires for the EAC-I 2014 include the following:

The second visit questionnaires for the EAC-I 2014 include the following:

The first and second visit questionnaires for the EAC-I 2017 can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Please note: For the EAC-I 2017, the household and agriculture questionnaires have been merged into one document, for each visit. A crop-cut questionnaire was also administered and will be disseminated later.

Implementation

Field Work Implementation

The field work for each survey was conducted in two visits. The first visit was made after the planting season (between August and October). The second visit was made after the harvest season (between December and February). The field work was implemented by mobile teams. Each field team was made up of 3 enumerators who worked under the supervision of a controller. The interviews for the EAC-I 2017 were conducted via CAPI.

Dissemination

Data Documentation and Dissemination

The data from the EAC-I 2014 are now available for downloading free of charge.

The data from the EAC-I 2017 are now available for downloading free of charge.

 

Briefs

EAC-I 2017: Household Income Sources (French)

EAC-I 2017: Characteristics of Livestock Keeping (French)

EAC-I 2017: Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Households (French)

EAC-I 2017: Revenues from Crop Production (French)