Featured Data: Sri Lankan Environmental and Agricultural Decision-making Survey (SEADS), 2015-2017 (ICPSR 37051)

The Sri Lankan Environmental and Agricultural Decision-making Survey (SEADS) collected quantitative data from paddy farming households in 24 pre-selected villages in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. These data include information about livelihoods, economic activity, household characteristics, cultivation, and experiences with water scarcity and environmental stress. The objective of SEADS was to collect high quality data that could be used to: 

  • Understand the impacts of water scarcity on farming households throughout the dry zone, and to assess vulnerability to climate change impacts.
  • Document methods of coping with water scarcity utilized by farmers and communities throughout the dry zone.
  • Estimate the rate of adoption of agricultural adaptations promoted by governmental and non-governmental organizations and community leaders (e.g., parachute method, low flood depth irrigation, short duration seed varieties.)
  • Understand what programs or policies may help support farmers to cope with water scarcity in the future.

Demographic variables collected include age, gender, religion, ethnicity, district of origin, education level, and occupation.

For more information, see the study homepage.

Jul 9, 2018

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