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Impact

LEISA India has been a platform for exchanging knowledge on agroecological approaches to farming, since 1999. To see if the magazine was making a relevant contribution to small scale agriculture development in India, we have been conducting surveys and impact studies, besides having continous feedback mechanism on the magazines. Reader Surveys have been conducted at periodic intervals to know the usefulness of the magazine. Surveys were conducted in 2004, 2009, 2013 and 2016, the detials of which are given below.

As a part of completing a decade, we conducted an Impact study in 2009. Impact is looked in terms of outcomes. Attempt was made to understand and assess the efficiency of our task on hand (dissemination of LEISA practices) – the sphere of control. Further, we also tried to find out how best this information shared is being put to use – the sphere of influence and to what extent our efforts are able to address the issues of small scale agriculture – the sphere of interest. All these were studied using a number of approaches like Readers surveys; Group discussions; Individual interactions; Field visits and Impact workshops.

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Reader Surveys

2016

A survey was conducted during September – December 2016. Survey forms were sent to all the readers of 8 language editions. Around 600 readers responded to the survey and shared their views.

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2013

A survey was conducted during the month of July-August 2013. A one-page questionnaire, simply structured as well as reasonably open ended was sent. Survey forms were sent to the readers of six language editions. Around 460 readers responded and shared their views.

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2009

A survey was conducted during the month of February 2009. A one-page questionnaire, simply structured as well as reasonably open ended was sent. Survey forms were sent to around 9000 readers. Around 1390 subscribers responded and shared their views.

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Based on the survey response in 2009, we contacted some readers and elicited in detail as to how they had used the magazine content. The compilation of such cases resulted in a publicaiton “Inspiring Cases”.  To view individual cases click here, to view entire document click on the image below

2004

A survey was conducted during the month of July 2004. A two-page questionnaire, simply structured as well as reasonably open ended was sent. The response was unprecedented. More than 1000 subscribers responded andshared their views. We are extremely thankful to them.

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Based on the survey response in 2004, we brought out a publication – “Inspiring Voices”. It is a collection of responses from LEISA India readers belonging to various categories. Click on the image below  to view the entire document

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