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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 8 FARMI's experiences of wealth ranking in the Philippines: different farmers have different needs

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 8 FARMI's experiences of wealth ranking in the Philippines: different farmers have different needs F.T. Banlina and Ly Tung Introduction the official to nominate the other 4 using these criteria: · Farmers of differing wealth will have different knowledge about the sitio residents; problems and needs and varying ability to · a mix of rich, average, poor households; adopt proposed technolo gies. Agricultural and, research and development must take such · a gender mix. differences into account to determine research priorities and to develop relevant innovations. Figure 1. Preparing the cards In 1990 FARMI/ViSCA started an Upland Agriculture Project in Matalom, Leyte where we wanted to try out wealth ranking. We decided to test this method in three sitios of an upland village, San Salvador: Pong-on, Barrack and Cogon. We had first read about wealth ranking with cards from the RRA Notes and from Grandin's booklet, and so learnt about the three basic steps: 1. preparation: defining key concepts, list of households; 2. card sorting and discussion with Before starting with the interviews we informant; and, discussed what term in the local dialect could 3. computing the average and grouping. be used for `wealth ...

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