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.