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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 24 Livestock rehabilitation programme in Mozambique

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 24 Livestock rehabilitation programme in Mozambique Anabela Braganca Introduction The specific goals of the PRA were to: · Gather information on existing agricultural Throughout the ten years of civil war in production systems, animal husbandry, Mozambique thousands of camponese market structures and credit schemes; (traditional farmers) sought refuge in urban centres. The cease-fire, signed in October 1992, · Establish what the community consider to has now made it possible for them to return to be their most pressing needs and limiting their former villages and farms. VetAid, a UK- resources; based NGO, has responded to these changing · Make an inventory of local natural circumstances and are planning a community resources and the infrastructure required for restocking programme in the Inhambane a restocking programme; and, Province. Here, livestock-keeping is traditionally important for both subsistence and · Carry out a wealth ranking exercise to economic reasons. Previously, VetAid worked identify groups with common interests and in a training capacity with the Provincial wealth status and assess whether they Livestock Services Department (SPP) in possess the resources, knowledge, time and Inhambane Province. inclination to raise loaned stock as part of a restocking programme. Participatory Rural Appraisal ...

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