A review of PRA methods for livestock research and development

Publication year: 
1994

This paper reviews a selection of PRA techniques that are either currently in use or are believed to have potential application with communities who depend primarily on livestock for their livelihood. The methods discussed include observation and village walks, semi-structured interviews, case histories and animal biographies, maps and models, transects, diagramming, seasonal calendars, ranking and matrices. The paper concludes with a summary of the range of information that could be gathered with the help of local informants using some of the tools described.

Interest groups: 
This article will be of use to researchers, trainers and local level fieldworkers, particularly those working with livestock keepers
Source publication information
Journal Title: 
RRA Notes
Volume: 
20
Pages: 
Nov-36
Publisher
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, UK