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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 15 Historical matrices: a method for monitoring changes in seasonal consumption patterns in Mongolia

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 15 Historical matrices: a method for monitoring changes in seasonal consumption patterns in Mongolia Louise Cooper and Narangerel Gelezhamtsin Introduction Tables 1 and 2 show seasonal consumption matrices of two households, a richer household This note reports on the use of matrices for from Tariat district in the central evaluating the impact of economic forest/mountain steppes, and a poorer one liberalisation on consumption patterns in from Erdene in the desert-steppe zone. The Mongolia. They represent just one of many households had previously been ranked participatory research techniques that have according to their wealth status. There are two matrices for each household, the first shows been used since 1991 in a collaborative the seasonal pattern of household consumption research and training project with pastoral during the negdel period, five years ago, and communities in Mongolia (see other papers in this issue). the second, the seasonal pattern for 1992. These matrices were constructed by asking Seasonal consumption matrices each informant to name the different foods that are/were consumed by the household and then Changing household income and expenditure to give each food item a score against each patterns following the wide-ranging agrarian month of the year. ...

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