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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 1 A review of PRA methods for livestock research and development

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 1 A review of PRA methods for livestock research and development Kate Kirsopp-Reed Introduction observation, often combined with informal questioning, can yield a substantia l amount of During the past six or seven years a range of general and specific information and should methods for participatory rural appraisal not be overlooked when conducting a PRA. (PRA) have been tried and tested in the field They can give an indication of a number of by development professionals from a wide important aspects of the local farming system variety of backgrounds. Most of these methods including: are continually being refined and adapted to · cope with the diversity of local ecological The health and nutritional status of the conditions and cultures. This paper reviews a livestock; selection of PRA techniques that are either · The members of the family responsible for currently in use or which are believed to have the livestock; potential application with communities who · Livestock housing system; depend on livestock for their livelihood. · Grazing/feeding strategy; · Milking regime; and, Detailed examples of many of the PRA · Care of young stock. methods outlined in this paper can be found in the ...

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