The majority of reports have been based on value chain analysis, stakeholder analysis, and resource analysis using diagnostics methods mainly based on a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches. Majority of studies has focused have been focused on farming and agro processing activities as a component for the improvement of agriculture and rural development. Specific research has been taken also on social and institutional aspects of rural areas such as assets ownership and user rights, access to on farm and off-farm employment, access to services related to business support, capital and social support, local governance and position of women and youth in the context of rural livelihood. DSA researchers have in-depth information about the latest developments in these sectors and the initiatives of their main actors.
Since it was established, DSA team has produced more than 30 technical reports for different donor and international organizations.
DSA Associates and the team members has extensive relations with various stakeholders related to the local rural development such as Line Ministries, research institutes, local government units. This cooperation facilitates the field research activities especially in identifying the stakeholders, accessing secondary data and reviewing previous actions made in the interested field of research.