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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 12 Diagrams for demographic data collection: examples from the Tembomvura, Zimbabwe

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 12 Diagrams for demographic data collection: examples from the Tembomvura, Zimbabwe Ravai Marindo-Rangana controlled because most of the edible roots and Introduction tubers, such as Dioscorea bulbifera (Manyana) and Tacca leontapetaloidas (Bepe), are found Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods within the game reserve and anyone found have not been popular in demographic data loitering inside is arrested on suspicion of collection. The need for quantification as well poaching. as the worry about large representative samples have made demographers concentrate The severe drought of 1989 to 1992 destroyed on precoded questionnaires which can be used all prospects of cultivation, making survival to collect large amounts of sometimes even more difficult. The community's fear of irrelevant but easily quantifiable data. Many being arrested as well as poverty and hunger demographers are, however, aware of the made fieldwork in the area extremely deficiency of the data collected using demanding. The population is also very questionnaires and have started using mobile, often making it difficult to identify a alternative methodologies. fixed village. This study discusses how visual methods used Methods in PRA were used in demographic data collection among the Tembomvura people of The following PRA methods were ...

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