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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 3 Planning a community animal health care programme in Afghanistan

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 3 Planning a community animal health care programme in Afghanistan Tim Leyland Introduction Participatory Rural Appraisal Arghandarb Valley in the Daye Chopan VetAid project staff decided to carry out their district is one of the least developed in own survey of the Daye Chopan community Afghanistan. It is situated in the southern using participatory research methods. Their foothills of the Hindu Kush at an altitude of aims were to discover: 1900-2900m. Rural development has been disrupted here by 13 years of war. Agricultural · The decision-making process and abilities production is mostly subsistence with almonds of individuals in the community; providing a cash income. Sedentary farmers · The problems affecting different wealth till gravity-fed irrigated fields with oxen and groups, as perceived by the community; grow cereal crops as a staple. They also raise cattle, sheep and goats as a source of dairy · Cultural restraints; products and meat. Significant numbers of · Physical restraints; and, transhumant pastoralists who keep sheep and goats and camels are located in the area and · The indigenous technical knowledge of the enjoy a symbiotic relationship with the area (such as recognition of diseases and sedentary farmers. ability ...

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