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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 4 Attitudes to income-earning opportunities: report of a ranking exercise in Ethiopia

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 4 Attitudes to income-earning opportunities: report of a ranking exercise in Ethiopia Simon Maxwell i. Participants were asked to identify the Introduction various ways in which a family might secure a higher income. Each suggestion was written As part of a World Food Programme mission on a separate piece of paper. There were seven on uses of food aid, we carried out two group suggestions altogether. ranking exercises with male household heads in Dawe Sake PA, Damot Woyde Awraja, ii. The seven suggestions generated in step North Omo, Ethiopia, in order to investigate: (i) were then compared in pairs. Participants were asked to choose which they preferred and to say why. This generated eight different · the range of alternative income-enhancing criteria. opportunities perceived by farmers; · the criteria they use to select which options iii. An attempt was then made to produce a to follow; and, matrix, combining the seven options and the · the ranking of alternative options. eight criteria. This proved to be difficult, given a time constraint and the absence of a The first exercise was carried out with a group blackboard or flip chart. of ten to twelve farmers ...

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