Farm Survey and Small-Scale Irrigation Project in Gwembe Valley, Zambia

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kunze, W. (Abteilung Land- und Agrarsoziologie, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, TU München, Freising-Weihenstephan)
Publication Date
  • W. Kunze, Abteilung Land- und Agrarsoziologie, Institut fuer Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, TU Muenchen, Freising-Weienstephan (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Rural economics
  • Abstract

    Situation of small farming families in Zambia and attitude to the irrigation system. Topics: Size of family; number of wives of head of family; number of adult children in the family; migration of family members and degree of relation to the migrant; location and duration of migration; migrant´s activities; migrant´s contribution to family income; size of farm or number of fields; cultivation of community land; possession of livestock; sales of livestock and price received; amount of milk sold daily; use of cow manure; possession of a work ox; possession of farming equipment; transport for others by ox cart; employing and paying workers; length and type of employment of workers and type of payment; farming activities together with spouse and type of work; paid work by family members on another farm; non-farming activities of family members and type of work; amount of annual income from paid work and non-farming activities; participation in the irrigation system; interest in immediate use of newly irrigated land; preferred form of selecting participants in the irrigation system; estimated extent of irrigated area to be farmed personally; performing such farming with one´s own family or additional workers needed; distance to the irrigated areas; attitude to self-administration of the irrigation system; perceived advantages and disadvantages of farming with irrigation; directions received or advice from employees of the irrigation plant; preferred contact when seeking advice; making contact with representatives of local and state administration; biggest problems perceived regarding working and living conditions as well as preferred improvements. Participants in the irrigation system were additionally asked: length of participation; planned cultivation of agricultural products and reasons for the choice. Non-participants in the irrigation system were additionally asked: time and length of earlier participation; reasons for non-participation; interest in irrigated productive land.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • Zambia (ZM)
    Gwembe Valley, Middle Zambesi, Zambia
Sampled Universe
Selection of small farming families who were enrolled in the Siatwinda irrigation system or who lived in the area of planned expansion of the irrigation system, based on the membership list and list of those interested in the irrigation system.
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 133
    Number of Variables: 100
The survey was conducted by a local interviewer. The language used in the interviews was Tonga.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5005 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22