Community-based Forestry Development Project in Southern States, IFAD Impact Assessment Surveys 2017
Agricultural Survey [ag/oth]
The Community-based Forestry Development Project in Southern States (DECOFOS) was designed to address and overcome problems linked to deforestation and forest degradation in rural communities of marginalized forest areas in Campeche, Chiapas and Oaxaca. The project was carried out through the restoration and reforestation of degraded areas together with the provision of technical and financial support for the development of microenterprises and sustainable production initiatives. The project had the dual goal of improving the livelihood of people living in poverty and extreme poverty in degraded or marginalized areas and of contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation through the restoration and revitalization of degraded lands and deforested areas as well as by supporting, both technically and financially, the implementation of sustainable productive activities.
For more information, please click on the following link <https://www.ifad.org/en/web/knowledge/-/publication/impact-assessment-community-based-forestry-development-project-in-southern-states-decofos-> .
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The subjects covered by the survey are the following:
Land and asset ownership
Agricultural, agroforestry, and livestock production
Shocks and risk management strategies
Dietary diversity and food security
Access to financial services
Participations to organizations and networks.
Marginalized forest areas in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Campeche.
Poor rural households
Producers and sponsors
International Fund for Agricultural Development
National Forestry Commission
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Governement of Mexico
Global Environment Facility
TDECOFOS target population reside in marginalized forest areas in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Campeche. It is represented by ejidatarios, who are members of rural communities, ejidos, with land rights and involved in collective decisions about land administration and use, the group of posesionarios, who do not have any rights on the land they use and collectively administer, as well as the avecindados, individuals residing on common land without any land rights. The project covered a total of 79 municipalities: 47 (out of a total of 570) in Oaxaca, 21 (out of a total of 118) in Chiapas, and 11 (all) in Campeche. The initial sample comprised of a total of 110 communities/ejidos (half treatment and half control) while the total estimated sample comprises of 2,200 households. Ultimately, 108 ejidos were visited and a total sample of 2,230 households were interviewed (1,128 in treatment group and 1,102 in the control group).
The main data collection instruments for this impact assessment are household and community questionnaires. The household questionnaire collected information at household level on a number of socio-economic characteristics, land and asset ownership, agricultural, agroforestry and livestock production and marketing, shocks and risk management strategies, dietary diversity and food security, access to financial services, social capital, participations to organizations and networks. The type of data collected through the community questionnaire included access to infrastructure and basic services, main economic activities, social capital and collective action, organizations and networks.
Note: some variables may have missing labels. Please, refer to the questionnaire for more details.
Dates of Data Collection
Mode of data collection
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
Data Collection Notes
The data collection has been completed between December 2017 and January 2018. The information collected refers to the twelve months preceding the survey implementation. In particular, data on crop production take as reference period the last completed agricultural cycle, starting from June 2016 to July 2017.
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Confidentiality declaration text
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The use of the dataset should be referenced in any publication, using the following citation:
International Fund for Agricultural Development. Community-based Forestry Development Project in Southern States, IFAD Impact Assessment Surveys, Mexico, 2018. Dataset downloaded from https://microdata.fao.org.
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
DDI Document ID
Office of Chief Statistician
Food and Agriculture Organization
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Metadata adapted for World Bank Microdata Library
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (February 2023): This metadata was downloaded from the FAO website (https://microdata.fao.org/index.php/catalog) and it is identical to FAO version (MEX_2018_DECOFOS-IIAS_v01_EN_M_v01_A_OCS). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.