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Improving Household Survey Instruments for Understanding Agricultural Household Adaptation to Climate Change : Water Stress and Variability


Global climate change poses a serious threat to food security, particularly among populations in low-income countries. Effective adaptation in the agricultural sector is increasingly recognized as a critical policy component for reducing vulnerability and mitigating adverse climatic impacts. This guidance note on adaptation focuses on improving household survey instruments for understanding agricultural household adaptation responses to weather variability, as well as for measuring local water resources, including rainfall, surface water, and groundwater.


  • Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay
  • Limin Wang
  • Marcus Wijnen

Issued on

Aug, 2011