Strengthening the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate change-induced water insecurity in the Central Highlands and South-Central Coast regions of Vietnam (GCF2-SACCR Project) – Baseline Data Collection


Climate change modifies precipitation patterns, intensifying deficits in surface water and groundwater for agricultural production and affecting small-scale farming in the Central Highlands and South-Central Coast regions of Vietnam. Launched under that context, the project aimed to strengthen the resilience of small-scale farmers to climate change-induced water insecurity – particularly poor, near-poor, ethnic minority, and economically women- dependent households – in the regions. It was funded by the Green Climate Fund (GDF) and collaboratively implemented by UNDP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in five provinces (Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, and Khanh Hoa) in the period of 2021-2026. In 2022-2023, MDRI assisted UNDP in conducting

the baseline assessment to capture the challenges to water access, practices, and adoption of climate-resilient practices in agriculture in selected areas for future project impact evaluation.

The data collection is conducted for Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan in 9-10/2022 and for Khanh Hoa in the Quarter I of 2024 (due to the approval process for this province). The data is gathered from the household survey and the village survey in the treatment and control areas, including:

  • Collecting information on household characteristics, agricultural production, financial situation, and the factors that impact the households’ life;
  • Survey sample: About 2,400 households and 110 village leaders in 11 treatment communes and 10 control communes.


Main task: 

  • Design an agricultural household survey and a village survey
  • Pilot the questionnaire and provide inputs to finalize the questionnaire
  • Prepare for fieldwork, including enumerators recruitment and training, training manual
  • Implement data collection with a detailed workplan
  • Program the data collection tool into the tablets
  • Perform data cleaning and quality control
  • Deliver dataset and data collection progress reports, data delivery report
  • Participate in preparing Baseline Survey Report


Photo by Nguyen Ha My


06/2022 - 03/2024