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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 13 Notes from a food and nutrition PRA in a Guinean fishing village


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 13 Notes from a food and nutrition PRA in a Guinean fishing village Judith Appleton Introduction `nutrition' is and how to find out about it were combined, first into a master-checklist, and then In an ongoing FAO artisanal fisheries project in as opinion statements of where nutrition coastal Guinea, on-the-job training in PRA for problems in Kaback lay, which became known local project staff focused on food and nutrition, as our `hypotheses'. From this, checklists of actual topics of conversation and related a theme about which these technicians and questions were formulated, as were eventually administrators knew little. The training and the the choice of techniques and informants. The exercise, including boat transport between villages and fixing up eating and sleeping team defined the context for this thematic PRA arrangements, took two and a half weeks, and as follows: led to action on food and hygiene, both by the population and the project. The actual assessment exercises highlighted food and health gaps and needs to be worked on together as opportunities arise. The PRA experience also left the whole team with a critical awareness of our own outsider judgmental attitudes, and increased our understanding ...

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