Rajasthan Focus Group Discussions Data: Dataset

A series of focus group discussions (FGDs) to elicit the local knowledge about the agricultural and wild biodiversity present in the study areas in order to generate: (a) an inventory (list) of all useful plant, and animal species used by local communities for human food and their local names; (b) an inventory of all foods consumed; (c) an inventory of markets that people in the village attend. "In each of the eight villages, one focus group discussion was held, but including both men and women participants. Each group will deal with the three aspects for discussion: Useful biological diversity in the production system; Market diversity; and Dietary diversity. There were between 10-16 participants in each group. Each group tried to include a cross-section of individuals involved in agricultural production or at least collecting useful plants from common lands and the wild, representing different levels of access to land (land owners, local land renters and migrant land renters), different ethnic groups present in the village and different age groups (special emphasis should be placed to include younger farmers). For each group there were two facilitators, one to guide the exercise and the other to document the process (take notes, photographs, etc.). The data were elicited using the four-square methodology explained in the Protocol document." Eight villages of three districts were surveyed: (Balmer, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur) in the State of Rajasthan: Damodara (26°54′,70°43′); Deda (26°94′,70°43′); Dedhu, (27°20′, 71°45′); Dhirasar (25°27′, 71°11′); Dhok (25°29′, 71°01′); Govindupura (26°49′, 73°05′); Mansagar (26°45′, 73°08′); Meghwalo Ki Dhani (27.3711° N, 72.2334° E, this village was not part of the household survey)

Karnataka Household Surveys for Agricultural Biodiversity Assessment: Dataset

To identify and quantify the number of all plant and animal species (domesticated and wild) at the household-level that are: (a) grown on farm and home garden, or collected from the wild; (b) consumed as part of the diet; and (c) purchased and sold in the study sites. Information was collected for each species on its place of production or collection (farm, home garden, collected in the wild, etc.), the objective for its production or collection (Self-consumption, sale in the market, both), its different uses (food, medicine, animal feed, building material, processing, etc.), seasonality, the number of types, varieties and breeds recognized and used, key characteristics of its seed system (sources of seed, transactions and social relationships), and the water regime associated with its production (rainfed, irrigated, water harvest, etc.). Also data on assets and other socioeconomic indicators were collected. A household survey was carried out with a representative random sample of aproximately 67 households per village in three villages in the district of Bijapur District: Mannur, Nandyal, Balaganur. The total sample size is 200 households. Three villages in the Bijapur District: Mannur, Nandyal, Balaganur were surveyed

Rajasthan Household Surveys for Agricultural Biodiversity Assessment: Dataset

To identify and quantify the number of all plant and animal species (domesticated and wild) at the household-level that are: (a) grown on farm and home garden, or collected from the wild; (b) consumed as part of the diet; and (c) purchased and sold in the study sites. Information was collected for each species on its place of production or collection (farm, home garden, collected in the wild, etc.), the objective for its production or collection (Self-consumption, sale in the market, both), its different uses (food, medicine, animal feed, building material, processing, etc.), seasonality, the number of types, varieties and breeds recognized and used, key characteristics of its seed system (sources of seed, transactions and social relationships), and the water regime associated with its production (rainfed, irrigated, water harvest, etc.). Also data on assets and other socioeconomic indicators were collected. A household survey was carried out with a representative random sample of 30 households per village in eight villages of three districts (Balmer, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur) in the State of Rajasthan: Damodara (26°54′,70°43′); Deda (26°94′,70°43′); Dedhu, (27°20′, 71°45′); Dhirasar (25°27′, 71°11′); Dhok (25°29′, 71°01′); Govindupura (26°49′, 73°05′); Mansagar (26°45′, 73°08′); Sankadiya (27°29′,71°41′). The total sample size is 240 households