Partners are currently developing the methodology for the surveys.
Please visit this page in the near future for updates.
The IndigenoVeg African partners will be conducting small-scale
surveys in two cities from each country (Benin, Ivory Coast, Senegal,
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa) in order to provide essential
baseline data to help fill in the knowledge gap in terms of indigenous
vegetable (IV) production and marketing in urban and peri-urban
agriculture (UPA) and to aid the formulation of future collaborative
research proposals by the consortium. The surveys are expected to
generate information on:
- The domestic and export markets for IVs;
- The main players in the market, the current value and volume
of markets for IVs;
- The constraints for small peri-urban farmers to participate
in these markets.
In order to gather this diverse information, the questionnaires
will survey groups of farmers, consumers, market sellers and small
shop business owners (such as 'Shoprite' in East Africa, who sell
IVs). The same questionnaires will be administered in each country,
and the survey will be co-ordinated and analysed centrally, so that
there is homogeneity in the data collection and analysis process.
The consortium believes that gathering this information more widely
in sub-Saharan Africa using the same methodology could generate
extremely useful data for comparative purposes. Any organisations
which are interested in carrying out the same survey in their own
countries are welcome to get in touch with the work package 3 leader
(please go to the main contact page)
to obtain details on the methodology used.