Base data files 1989 Survey (IFPRI)

The files are available for downloading as a Zip archive of the 1989 base data files (580KB).

The original questionnaire consisted of a tailor made questionnaire per Peasant Association. The raw data files are organised as such, that is, per survey side. These files can be found in 1989 survey raw data files. To save a long process of data restructuring, you can also download a more user friendly reorganised version of the data. This reorganised data is described on this page. It also contains some derived variables and is organised in 11 themes:

1. Household income files form all sources
2. Area planted, harvested and values of production by year
3. Household members, age sex, birth, death etc.
4. Number of adults, females, males, etc. at household level
5. Livestock current holdings and recall
6. Livestock mortality and types of food consumed during the worst year
7. Values of farm and non-farm assets sold by year
8. Present values of farm and non-farm assets
9. Assets
10. Harvest use
11. Farm history

Within each theme, you can choose for the pooled files across all sites or for the data per Peasant Association. Only for the last three themes (assets, harvest use and farm history) there are no site-specific files available. For the themes 4,5, 8 and 9 on the other hand, a pooled file is not available for the moment. The table underneath lists the files.

The files are in SPSS/PC+ format (extension .sys) and contain a data dictionary. If you have SPSS, it is easy to know the content of the files. To find out which variables each file contains, 1) start SPSS, 2) choose 'file' from the main menu, 3) from the drop down menu, choose 'Display Data info', 4) in the interactive window choose the filename and file type, and choose 'Open'. A list of the variables and the questions they refer to appears in the output window.

To transfer the data into another format, first open the .sys file in SPSS and save it as a .sav file. To translate the files into a different format is very straightforward using a transfer programme like Stat/Transfer or DBMS-copy.

If you have access to a transfer programme like Stat/transfer, it is very straightforward to get the data into another format (like SAS, Stata, …)

More detailed information on the files and their content can be found in the PDF file of the 1989 Survey Data Documentation. The exact phrasing of the questions can be found using the 1989 Questionnaire.

Files contained in the Zip archive:

1. Food consumption and expenditure files

Survey site File name
Debre Berhan debxcly.sys
Dinki dinxcly.sys
Arssi arsxcly.sys
Harerghe harclxpy.sys
Wolayta wolxcly.sys
Gamogofa gamxcly.sys
Sidamo sidxcly.sys
Pooled file across sites ethxly.sys

2. Household income files from all sources

Survey site File name
Debre Berhan debinc5.sys
Dinki dininc5.sys
Arssi arsinc5.sys
Harerghe haryrev4.sys
Wolayta wolinc5.sys
Gamogofa gaminc6.sys
Sidamo sidinc5.sys
Pooled file across sites ethyrev.sys

3. Area planted, harvested and values of production by year

Survey site File name
Debre Berhan debprodv.sys
Dinki dinprodv.sys
Arssi arsprodv.sys
Harerghe harprodv.sys
Wolayta wolprodv.sys
Gamogofa gamprodv.sys
Sidamo sidprodv.sys
Pooled file across sites ethprodv.sys

4. Household members age, sex, birth, death, etc.

Survey site File name
Debre Berhan debdemo4.sys
Dinki dindemo4.sys
Arssi no file
Harerghe hardemo4.sys
Wolayta woldemo4.sys
Gamogofa no file
Sidamo siddemo4.sys
Pooled file across sites ethdemo.sys - not available yet

5. Number of adults, females, males, etc. at household level

Survey site File name
Debre Berhan debfmly.sys
Dinki dinfmly.sys
Arssi no file
Harerghe harfmly.sys
Wolayta wolfmly.sys
Gamogofa no file
Sidamo sidfmly.sys
Pooled file across sites ethfamly.sys - not available yet

6. Livestock current holdings and recall

Survey site File name
Debre Berhan deblvs5.sys
Dinki dinlvs5.sys
Arssi arslvs5.sys
Harerghe harlvs5.sys
Wolayta wollvs5.sys
Gamogofa gamlvs5.sys
Sidamo sidlvs5.sys
Pooled files across sites ethlvs2.sys
Pooled files across sites tlsu80.sys

7. Livestock mortality and types of food consumed during the worst year

Survey site File name
Pooled files across sites wyrlvs.sys
Pooled files across sites crisfud.sys

8. Values of farm and non-farm assets sold by year

Survey site File name
Debre Berhan solddeb.sys
Dinki solddin.sys
Arssi soldars.sys
Harerghe soldhar.sys
Wolayta soldwol.sys
Gamogofa soldgam.sys
Sidamo soldsid.sys - not available yet

9. Present values of farm and non-farm assets

Survey site File name
Debre Berhan assetdeb.sys
Dinki assetdin.sys
Arssi assetars.sys
Harerghe assethar.sys
Wolayta assetwol.sys
Gamogofa assetgam.sys
Sidamo assetsid.sys - not available yet

10. Assets

Survey site File name
Pooled file across sites ethasets.sys

11. Harvest use

Survey Site File name
Pooled file across sites  harvuse.sys

12. Farm history

Survey Site File name
Pooled file across sites pre74.sys