Chemonics International Inc. / USAID Pakistan Firms Project


Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: USD 15K

Start Date: 2013-04-22

End Date: 2013-08-31


Team Members

Syed Muhammad Sardar Ali
(Assignment Manager)
Dr. L.A. Hijazi
(Agriculture/Horticulture Expert)
Hammad Rehman
(Assignment Coordinator)
Dr. Nasir Nadeem
(Team Leader)
Munir Ahmad
(Survey Expert/Field Manager)

Project Description

The objective of the USAID Firms Project (the ’project’) is to collect baseline information from the prospective 189 peach growers that will serve as a basis of comparison with end line data as well as help the project team in design and implementation. The specific objectives of the survey are: Survey of farm management practices for peach growers; Map the different varieties of peach being cultivated by the farmers and assess the production and yield for each variety; Assess the extent to which peach growers have access to input supplies; Conduct training needs survey of the peach growers; Assess the extent to which peach growers have access to credit services/facilities; Assess the market information and market linkages of the peach growers. The purpose of this Assignment is to establish baselines of the newly identified peach growers to assess farm management, production, and marketing practices with an additional focus on access to credit services/facilities, technical advice and training facilities, input supplies, market information, and market linkages.

Services provided by APEX

The services provided by the firms included research tools refinement, training of field enumerators & supervisors, data collection from 189 peach growers located in district Swat, data editing, and coding, data analysis, and baseline report development.  Data editing was done by professional researchers and data was entered in Census Survey Program (CSPRO).  After data entry frequency tables were generated for cleaning.  Data analysis was done using a statistical package (SPSS).  The whole exercise was done in close coordination of Client.