1989 IFPRI Survey Data Documentation

A detailed description of the reorganised data is available for downloading as datadoc-ifpri.pdf (40KB). (PDF files may be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free downloading from Adobe's web-site.)

In 1989, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducted a survey in seven communities (Peasant Associations) located in the regions Amhara, Oromiya and the Southern Ethiopian People's Association.

The study collected mainly consumption, asset and income data. The roughly 450 households were randomly selected within the Peasant Asssociations. The selected Peasant Associations were in areas which had suffered from famine. The sample does not pretend to be statistically representative.

The data collection was a complicated process, using different questionnaires - which contained common parts - for the different Peasant Associations. The data was put in per Peasant Association. The data is available in its original form in the raw data files. Because of the complicated structure of the original questionnaire, the data was reorganised per theme. This more user friendly version of the data is available in the base data files.

You can also download the 1989 Questionnaire.

Six of the seven Peasant Associations surveyed in 1989 were later incorporated in the 1994 Ethiopian Rural Household Survey (ERHS) to form a panel of roughly 400 households for 1989-1994.