This is a write up of a situational analysis using participatory rural appraisal methods, carried out in Kistagiri village, Andhra Pradesh, India. The objective of the analysis was to gain an understanding of the decision-making process of farmers in the matter of fodder selection for large cattle. It consisted of three stages: (1) farmers were asked to indicate the fodder they used; (2) fodder was presented in pairs, and farmers asked to select the better; and (3) a list drawn-up of various fodder characteristics and qualities, which were then matched against the various fodder under analysis. Finally, conclusions are drawn from the process.
Agriculturalists, researchers and fieldworkers, working at the community and project level.
ActionAid (India Desk), UK