What is it about?

"In 2018, we surveyed 300 households in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, a region plagued by severe drought for over a decade. We asked people about their thoughts on drought, how they cope with it, and how they involve women in decision-making. We collected a wide range of data, including details about their families, resources, farming, and future plans. This data is included with our article to help others understand and address drought in this region."

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Why is it important?

"Our work stands out because it focuses on a region, East Nusa Tenggara, that has been grappling with prolonged drought, and it was conducted in 2018 when drought was a pressing issue. By gathering detailed information directly from 300 households, we provide unique insights into how people perceive and adapt to drought, as well as the role of women in decision-making. This research can be a valuable resource for policymakers, researchers, and organizations working to address drought and its impacts. It offers a comprehensive view of the challenges faced by households in this specific context, potentially guiding the development of more effective strategies for drought resilience and mitigation. As such, our work is both timely and relevant, making it a valuable read for anyone interested in this critical issue."


This publication is crucial for understanding and addressing the impact of severe and prolonged drought in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The 2018 household survey offers detailed insights into how households perceive, adapt to, and mitigate drought. Notably, it explores the involvement of women in decision-making, a crucial aspect in this context. The data collected can inform targeted policies and interventions, not only in East Nusa Tenggara but also as a model for similar studies in other climate-affected regions. It's a valuable resource for researchers, policymakers, and organizations working on climate resilience in vulnerable communities.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Survey data of household perceptions of drought, mitigation and adaptation practices in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Data in Brief, June 2019, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103944.
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