Climate Smart Agriculture Longitudinal Assessment in Lake Hawassa (July 2017)

This report provides summary findings from the 4rd survey of the Lake Hawassa longitudinal study of livelihood-based climate adaptation interventions.  The study compares intervention and counterfactual households between 2015-2018 on key outcome indicators.  The numbers of observations now available are sufficient for a direct comparison of matched households (previously a general control/counterfactual groups comparison) and a more accurate comparison focusing on specific interventions is now possible.  Therefore, it is now possible to compare matched intervention and counterfactual households by intervention type based on an aggregation of the 4 surveys conducted. This means that the findings of intervention impact are far more robust than in previous iterations of the report. After summarizing the main points, some recommendations are provided.  The 5th survey is due to be completed in November 2017