6. – 8. June 2016, Geneva

Following extensive qualitative field research in Cambodia and Ghana, throughout the first quarter of 2016, the DEMETER team is meeting to review the exiting livelihoods survey in light of qualitative country findings.

The questionnaire-based household survey is designed to provide the bulk of information for our livelihoods study. The survey will be conducted in two waves, the first round will commence in 2016, the second in 2019. The follow-up survey is particularly important to assess on-going change. The survey will collect detailed data on assets, livelihood activities, income, and adaptation strategies from both men and women belonging to different generations. These information will help to assess vulnerabilities in a context of land commercialization, new opportunities and constraints arising, adaptation strategies and outcomes.

A first round of qualitative field research was conducted in both Cambodia and Ghana, to complement the design of the household survey. The video introduces the work undertaken by researchers from the University of Ghana Legon, in this important step of DEMETERs investigation. The footage was taken in Kasapin, a small town in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

Demeter in Ghana: First round of qualitative field research