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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 5 Harvesting local forestry knowledge: A comparison of RRA and conventional surveys
Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 19882001 5 Harvesting local forestry knowledge: A comparison of RRA and conventional surveys Andy Inglis Introduction marketing structures and species preference variations in selected locations in the Western The RRA survey described in the following Area. This information was to enable them to notes set out to collect socio-economic and devise an appropriate strategy for marketing socio-ecological information which could be mangrove and acacia fuelwood produced by directly compared with the results of a formal the Project. These subjects had also been questionnaire survey conducted by a social included in a questionnaire survey designed by forestry project in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Dutch statisticians and carried out by 6 Project Whilst not conclusively proving that RRA is staff, most of them forestry trained, during a 6 more accurate than conventional surveys week period in March and April 1990 (ie 3 (although some of the results are very months earlier). revealing), we certainly proved RRA to be more efficient than the standard formal The RRA fieldwork questionnaire. During a 3 week period, we surveyed,2 The study villages (Sussex and Moyeimi), 4 small towns (Fogbo, Lower Allen Town, Newton and The RRA survey was conducted during July ...