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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 9 FARMI's experiences on wealth ranking in the Philippines: different farmers have different needs

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 9 FARMI's experiences on wealth ranking in the Philippines: different farmers have different needs Ly Tung and F.T. Baliña Introduction Wealth ranking by the group method Farmers of differing wealth will have different problems and needs and varying ability to We tested the group method for wealth adopt proposed technologies. Agricultural ranking when we had a PRA (Participatory research and development must take such Rural Appraisal) activity in two upland differences into account to determine research villages (Altavista and Templanza). We did priorities and to develop relevant innovations. the wealth ranking by sitio1 for all eight sitios In 1990 FARMI/ViSCA started an IDRC- of these two villages. funded Upland Agriculture Project in Matalom, Leyte where we wanted to try out First, we requested local people to gather at an wealth ranking. agreed place in the sitio at a specific time. The number of people who came varied from sitio We tried two methods of wealth ranking in to sitio, ranging from 11 to 20 (Table 1). We three upland villages. The first method started by asking them to make a map of their involved card sorting by individual key sitio using a piece of ...

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