This report summarises the results of a household survey of the CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) carried out in the Vaishali sampling frame of Bihar, northeast India, with an objective to better understand the baseline characteristics of farm families, changes in farming practices over the last 10 years, household livelihood sources, and household food security and asset profiles, among others. Vaishali district lies in Bihar state, a northeastern part of the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP). Bihar is the third most populous state in India, and major crops in this district are wheat, paddy rice, maize, vegetables, potatoes and oil crops. Most of the farmers integrate crop production with livestock. The fundamental objective of this baseline survey was to describe the characteristics of the farming systems in terms of resource availability and use, changes in farming practices over the last decade, livelihood sources, household assets, food security and access to and use of climate and agriculture-related information.
Bhatta, G.D.; Singh, R.K.P.; Kristjanson, P. Summary of Baseline Household Survey Results: Vaishali Site, Bihar State (Northeast India). CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2013) 34 pp.