Notes from a food and nutrition PRA in a Guinean fishing village

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This paper focuses on methods which can be used to highlight food security issues and health problems in a community. A 'method' highlighted is the incorporation of local definitions of the issue - in this instance nutrition into the creation of hypotheses about the nature of the problem.

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Methods discussed include the "focused walk" an adaptation of the transect in which food sites are investigated and discussions about issues of health, and access to food are conducted while investigating the sites. In addition "thinness" was investigated using children to measure the mid-upper arm circumference of other children - a standard nutrition/wellbeing test. Other methods described include food calendars, women's work, and timelines.
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RRA Notes
16 (July 1992)
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