Socio‐economic survey of the Shurkul Lake’s area, Kushkupir, Khorezm, Uzbekistan
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Inna Rudenko, Davran Niyazmetov. (12/11/2013). Socio‐economic survey of the Shurkul Lake’s area, Kushkupir, Khorezm, Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan: Khorezm Rural Advisory Support Service (KRASS).
Socio economic survey of the selected village/mahalla was undertaken in the framework of the ICBA project entitled “Utilization of low quality water for halophytic forage and renewable energy production” supported by USAID and NSF, Science Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) AID-OAA-A-11-00012, and carried out in collaboration with the International Center of Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Regional Office for Central Asia and the Caucasus (ICARDA-CAC). The survey was conducted stepwise and included data collection (structured interviews); data arrangement (cleaning/entry); data processing (statistical and graphical analyses); and description of findings. In total 27 households living in the immediate vicinity to the lake have been randomly selected during transect walks and interviewed. The report summarizes the main findings of the socioeconomic survey with regards to general information about the surveyed households; livestock practices; opinion on access and availability of fodder; household’s sources of fuel for heating and cooking; access to fuel sources; crop cultivation practices; perception of households on the vegetation around the lake; household income structure; household expenditure structure.