The study sets ground for project implementation from participatory as well scientific base against the overall goal of the project. Also it has scope to be synchronised with the programme M&E system, which allows for a large amount of data collected in the composite project areas. This survey has two purposes first the households will share many characteristics like, income level from agriculture, soil type, cropping pattern, cultivation practices, access to services and livelihood profiles. Second, control samples in neigh hood villages can demonstrate spill-over effects of the intervention. The profile of households covered within each village include landless, catchment farmers, command farmers and women headed households. The findings of baseline study substantiate the overall project logic of RCPDS-BMZ-KNH.