Village based methods
with village head and traditional leader, as well as other key
informants. Topics include village historical and cultural
background, (traditional knowledge of) land use, forest product
collection and sale, regulations and taboos.
with questionnaire, including demography, income, taboos,
perceptions and aspirations.
Scoring exercises in focus group meetings. We called this
the 'Pebble Distribution Method' (PDM); the groups divided 100
counters over land and forest types, use classes, species, distance
classes and time periods respectively, to indicate their
'importance' to them.