The booklet describes the Livestock and Poverty Assessment Methodology.
The methodology is a collection of participatory tools to assess poverty
and well being among poor livestock keepers. For those readers familiar
with participation, many of the tools are not new, but rather have been
adapted for use within the livestock sector. As such, the overall
intention is to provide a holistic toolbox to enhance the understanding
of both the needs and the strengths of the poor within the livestock
sector and as such better frame the debate on livestock and poverty.
The LPA methodology is comprised of a range of traditional participatory
tools such as Semi-structured interviews (SSIs), focus groups (FGs) and
participatory exercises. The exercises however, have been specifically
adapted to gain information regarding the past and present functioning
of livestock-based livelihoods. As such, the LPA methodology is offered
as both a means of identifying poor livestock keepers and for diagnosing
the issues of relevance.
University of Reading, Reading, UK, ISBN 0704914573, 73 pp.
The Livestock and Poverty Assessment Methodology: A toolkit for practitioners