Environment-Related Livelihoods- Aquaculture

Environment-Related Aquaculture- Fishing includes 21 items related to the respondents' engagement in aquaculture, both for pay or profit, and for household consumption.
Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire which can be found here.


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Populations Included: Female, Male

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1. In the past 12 months, did you tend to aquaculture (farming of fish or other aquatic animals or plants)?

Response Options:
Yes- 1
No- 2

2. Was aquaculture MAINLY performed…?

Response Options:
For own useconsumption of the household- 1
For sale profit- 2
Wage work- 3

3.In the past 12 months, did you individually make any incomemonetary gains from activities related to aquaculture ?

Response Options:
Yes- 1
No- 2

4. What is the approximate share of your individual income that came from …? (include income from selling, trading and handling these materials)


5. What is the size of your aquaculture pond area?

Enter size and unit of measure

6. Where is your aquaculture pond area located?

Response Options:
Land- 1
Ocean- 2
River- 3
Other- 4
I do not know- 98

7. What is the share of animals or plants that you estimate escape from your aquaculture area?

Insert percentage [ ]

8. Do you use pesticides or antibiotics in your aquaculture operation?

Response Options:
Yes, both pesticides and antibiotics- 1
Yes, only pesticides, not antibiotics- 2
Yes, only antibiotics, not pesticides- 3
No, I don’t use either- 4
I do not know- 98

9. Do you use feed in your aquaculture operation?

Response Options:
Yes- 1
No- 2
I do not know- 98

10. Who makes decisions regarding the use of these products? [if several people, select the person that makes decisions most often]

Response Options:
Myself- 1
The pond owner- 2
Someone else- 3

Scoring Procedures

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Original Citation

UN Women (2020). Model questionnaire: Measuring the nexus between gender and environment.

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