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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 12 Natural resource mapping and seasonal variations and stresses in Mongolia


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 12 Natural resource mapping and seasonal variations and stresses in Mongolia Robin Mearns, D. Shombodon, G. Narangerel, U. Tuul, A. Enkhamgalan, B. Myagmarzhav, A. Bayanjargal and B. Bekhsuren Introduction Participatory research methods This paper documents fieldwork carried out in The programme of research and methods used 1991 during the initial stages of a collaborative in each of the two zones followed a broadly policy research and training project in similar pattern. First, interviews were held Mongolia. The Policy Alternatives for with officials at the aimag, sum (district) and Livestock Development (PALD) project aims negdel (collective) level. The aims of these to facilitate the transition from a centrally were to: planned to a market economy in the extensive · livestock sector which dominates the Introduce the research team; Mongolian rural economy. · Explain the purpose of the project; and, Since the fieldwork reported here was carried · Acquire aimag statistics, local maps and out, many changes have taken place in rural secondary information. Mongolia. Most significant of all has been the dismantling of the pastoral collectives and the Next, field research was carried out in a single privatisation of formerly state or collective- brigade (50-100 ...

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