National Survey and Segmentation of Smallholder Households in Bangladesh

In cooperation with the Bangladesh Bureau of  Statistics, the organization Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)  conducted a nationally representative survey of smallholder  households  in  Bangladesh  between February  and  June  2016.  This  survey  sought  to  comprehensively  map  the various activities, interests, aspirations, barriers, and  pressures that characterize smallholder families to address three questions:
  • What does the community of practice need to know or do to support smallholder farmer households in building more resilient, productive livelihoods?
  • How can financial mechanisms respond to the needs and desires of smallholder households?
  • What types of market strategies and approaches can cultivate uptake and use of financial mechanisms, including digital financial services?