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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 9 Rapid appraisal techniques: a tool for planning and managing animal health and production development programmes

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 9 Rapid appraisal techniques: a tool for planning and managing animal health and production development programmes M. Ghirotti Introduction · Framework: carried out alongside existing investigations to put into context the results This paper describes the steps taken to perform of more selective studies. This was carried a rapid appraisal (RA) to provide a quick, out in southern Zambia to identify systematic and cost-effective picture of husbandry practices, cultural and livestock conditions and veterinary problems, environmental factors. It helped to interpret especially in agropastoral communities. The the results of a sero-epidemiological original RA was carried out in the Central investigation on major cattle diseases and Ethiopian Highlands in 1985 and further tested to identify valid and acceptable control and improved in various areas of Ethiopia, measures (Ghirotti et al., 1991). Zambia, Guatemala and Namibia. Preparation The collection of appropriate data is crucial for the planning, management and evaluation of Constitution of the team animal health and production interventions. Some data collection techniques use detailed, baseline surveys but they involve a number of The team should consist of a maximum of four constraints. Rapid appraisal (RA) methods have persons, ideally including: been developed to overcome ...

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