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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 8 The progeny history data collection technique: a case study from Samburu District, Kenya

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 8 The progeny history data collection technique: a case study from Samburu District, Kenya Karen Iles Introduction and a review of relevant literature. The progeny history technique was therefore used in This article focuses on the use of progeny conjunction with a variety of other data histories to collect information on aspects of collection methods. livestock production. The Intermediate Progeny history: methodology Technology Development Group (ITDG) has used this technique extensively in studies carried out to develop community-based animal Progeny histories can be used to collect health care programmes in various parts of information on a large number of animals in a Kenya. short period of time. The technique is relatively straight-forward and easy to carry out. In the In 1989, Oxfam requested the help of ITDG in Samburu study pastoralists enjoyed talking developing the animal health component of about their livestock during the interviews, and their livestock and restocking programme in were quite happy to provide the required Samburu district. Samburu district is located in information. the semi-arid rangelands of northern Kenya. Livestock are the primary means of livelihood Progeny histories are essentially livestock for the majority of the pastoralists living in this ...

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