Determine the indicator's value by using the following methodology:
1) Define the promoted adaptation measure(s). Ensure that you are very specific – for example, if you are promoting ‘intercropping’, specify for which crops and how this method should be used.
2) For each measure, define which specific effect of climate change it is addressing. For example, it can be ‘flash floods coming to this area’ or ‘a longer period of time without rain during the main agricultural season’.
3) For each measure, design an interview question that you will use to assess whether the respondents think that the measure was effective in adapting to the specific effect of climate change. Ensure that all questions are specific enough without leading the respondent to a particular answer. For example: “Sometimes, during the main agricultural season, there are times when it does not rain for a longer period of time and there is drought. In your opinion, to what extent has mulching helped you with protecting your maize from drought? Would you say that it was very helpful, quite helpful or not very helpful?”
4) If you are assessing respondents’ perceptions of several adaptations measures, decide on how many measures they need to perceive as ‘effective’ in order to be considered ‘thinking that the promoted measures are effective in adapting to the effects of climate change’ (e.g. at least 2 out of 3 promoted measures).
5) Conduct interviews with a representative sample of your target group members, assessing:
- whether they used the promoted measure(s) (follow this guidance)
- if so, the extent to which they think that the measure(s) they used were effective (using the questions defined in point 3)
6) To calculate the indicator’s value:
- count the number of respondents who have used the promoted measure(s) and found it / them effective (if you ask about several measures, follow point 4)
- divide this number by the total number of respondents who have used the promoted measure(s)
- multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage