Peace Corps Mali
Food Security Project
Baseline Food Security Survey
Tool Kit Needs Surveys
In this booklet you will find surveys to complete which will help you decide what is most important for you to work on regarding food security in your community. The baseline survey is key to understanding the current state of food security. Your findings will also help us track the impacts of our overall work and report on what we are accomplishing.
The food Security tool kit surveys will be used to help us identify the most important topics to address with the tool kits. The tool kits should be useful for many years, so your help in the beginning to identify what is most critical to focus on will pay off in the future – not just for the volunteers currently in the field. Your help now is pivotal in shaping the future effectiveness of Peace Corps Mali’s efforts to make a difference in improving food security.
Please select 10 families to interview for the Food Security Baseline Survey. Ask their permission, and let them know that we will come back and ask similar questions every year. Make sure they are open to helping us out with this over the next several years. Try to select families which are typical of different groups in your community. If there are different ethnic groups, get a sample from each one. If there are people who raise different crops, or who farm in different areas- choose families who capture these differences. Also consider economic differences- women – headed households, etc.. Your community may seem the same, but ask your homologue for help in finding a DIVERSE sample.
First, go over the survey with someone you trust- your language tutor or homologue before asking the questions in an interview. Note the local language terms for things you don’t know. Make sure you are asking what you think you are asking! During the interview, you don’t have to ask everything at one sitting. You can come back another day if it becomes too tiresome for you or the interviewee. Just remember to finish the whole survey. You can also skip around the survey if you come to a question to which you can’t get an answer.
Now that you are done with the surveys-
Compile the results using the formsin section 3. Remove the second copy of the analysis forms and givethem to your regional Food Security Task Force Resource Manager or MELMAN before the Regional Meeting. They will compile the results for your region and send the results to Bamako. You should keep your original survey booklet. This will enable you to compare the results when you complete the survey next year. It is also important to report back to your community on the results once you have finished the 10 surveys. Give your survey booklets (you will have 2 sets) to your replacement so they can continue to track the impacts of the project on your community. Questions? contact Karim Sissoko – 66.75.14.03 or Kris Hoffer 188.8.131.52.
TOOL KIT SURVEYS
Volunteer Survey (1)
Homologue Survey (1)
Local Community Surveys (3)
FOOD SECURITY BASELINE SURVEYS
FOOD SECURITY BASELINE SURVEY
RESULTS COMPILATION & ANALYSIS FORMS
(2 copies- 1 copy to be removed and submitted)