Farmers' Attitudes towards Forest Plantation and Conservation Farming in Selected Villages of the Phu Wiang Valley, Khon Kaen

Appendix 2: This appendix discusses the comparative advatages and complementarity between RRA and formal surveys. The surveys examined local forest use, forest products and other aspects relating to community forests such as rights and access. In terms of listing forest products, the findings from RRA and formal survey showed no significant differences in terms of data coverage (RRA 23 interviewees compared with 215 in the formal survey). RRA was found to be a better research methodology in dealing with sensitive issues such as land tenure and government-owned forest areas.