Bureau of Socioeconomic Research and Training (BSERT) and Department of Agricultural Economics Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

Interview Schedule for the Comparative Study on Livelihood Adaptation of Disadvantaged People in Some Selected Areas of Polder Number 29 and Latabunia in Dumuria Upazila of Khulna District

Sample No: 1.0 Socio-economic Profile
a. Identification of Respondent: Name: ……………………………………….. Father’s name: …………………………………… Village: ……………………….Union: ……….................. Upazila: ……………………………… b. Category of the Respondent (use √): i) Farmer (Cultivate rice/shrimp/other fish/vegetables) ii) Wage labour iii) Other (Specify)

c. Ownership of Land Types of land Homestead area Farm land -Own land - Leased in land - Leased out land Shrimp farm (Area under Gher) Total

Area (Decimals)

d. Family Members and Their Occupational Structure SL. Name Relationship with Age Educational No. respondent (Years) level 1 2 3 4 5 6 e. Housing Facilities Type of house Nos.


Mud house and straw roof
Straw house Tin house Other (Specify)


2. Livelihood status of disadvantaged people (Increased/ Decreased) Asset category Yes/No Before Aila After Aila a.Human capital Health Education Training Knowledge/efficiency Access to information b. Social capital Involved in social group Political involvement Self-managerial capability Social access/network c. Natural capital Cultivable land Using open water access d. Physical Capital Tube well Chair, Table Bicycle/motorcycle TV/Radio Toilet Mobile phone Electric fan Others, if any e. Financial capital Cash in hand Cash in bank/Savings Remittances Donation/Aid 3.0 Household Income from different Income Generating Activities Income Generating Amount % of Income Generating Amount Activities (Tk.) total Activities (Tk.) Rice farming Shrimp farming Catching fish Vegetables production Cattle rearing Small trading Poultry and duck Labour selling rearing Goat rearing Rickshaw/van pulling Sewing Sheep rearing machine/tailoring Others (specify) Buffalo rearing -

% of total


3.0 Expenditure of the Family Items Food Food grain Vegetables

Yearly expenses (Tk/yr)


Fish and livestock products
Others (Specify) Clothing Housing and sanitation Repairing New construction Health Doctors Medicine Education Farming Purchasing seed, feed and fertilizer Using PT and DP Labor hiring Electricity/Kerosene Other (Specify)

4.0 Consumption Pattern of the Family Item Food consumption status (use √) Food consumed yesterday (During last 24 hours) Sufficient Moderate sufficient Insufficient
Rice (gm) Ata/flour (gm) Potato (kg) Vegetables (gm) Pulses (gm) Dry fish (gm) Fish (kg) Eggs (No.) Meat (kg) Soybean oil (ml) Mustard oil (ml) Milk (ml) Fruits(kg) Others (specify)


5.0 Production Cost (if any) Production Cost for Rice (Aman/ Boro) Cost items Quantity with units Price/unit(Tk) Total cost (Tk) Human labor Power tiller cost Seed/Seedlings Fertilizer -Urea -TSP -MP -Gypsum Organic manure (Cow dung) Pesticides Chemical Organic Irrigation cost Miscellaneous (specify) cost Total Production Cost for Bagda/Galda Cost items Quantity (unit) Price/unit Total cost (Tk) Human labor Shrimp seeds (PL) Feed (Fish meal) Lime Urea TSP Land use cost Miscellaneous cost (specify) Total Production Cost for Vegetables Cost items Quantity (unit) Price/unit Total cost (Tk) Human labor Power tiller cost Seedlings Fertilizer -Urea -TSP -MP -Gypsum Organic manure (Cow dung) Pesticides Chemical Organic Irrigation cost Miscellaneous cost (Specify) Total 4

6.0 Sources of Income i. Income from different crop production (rice/shrimp/other fish/vegetables/fruits) Crop Quantity Price Total % used for % of (kg) (Tk/kg) Value of home surplus (if production consumption any) (Tk) Rice  Main product  By-product Shrimp -Galda -Bagda OtHer fish (specify) Vegetables (Specify) Fruits (Specify) Others (Specify)

ii. Remittances (if any) Tk:

Provide short story about getting remittances:

7.0 Time Frame for different Crop Production Crop In which season When did you Do you cultivate any you grow this get this Profit? crop simultaneously? crop? Rice -Aman -Boro Shrimp -Galda -Bagda Other fish (Specify) Vegetables (Specify) Fruits (Specify)


8.0 Are there any benefits that you get from having a Polder? i) Yes ii) No

If yes, what sorts of benefits?

Are there any problems that the polder may cause to you and your community?

What has been done to improve polder management?


What could be done to improve polder management?

9.0 What were the natural hazards you faced in last five years in this area?

10.0 Impacts of natural hazards on household income and employment of family members


11.0 Coping strategies taken during natural hazards

12.0 What are the major problems you face in your daily life?


13.0 Do you have any specific suggestion/s for making food security of your family and improving
livelihood patterns?

Thank you,

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