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close this bookCommunity Assessment of Natural Food Sources of Vitamin A, Guidelines for an Ethnographic Protocol (International Nutrition Foundation for Developing Countries - INFDC, 1997, 141 pages)
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View the documentBackground and acknowledgments
close this folderIntroduction
View the documentA. Users and purpose
View the documentB. Goals
View the documentC. Program benefits
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close this folderPart one: The protocol
close this folderI. Context
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close this folderA. The primary and secondary questions addressed by the protocol
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View the document1. What are the key foods (staples, fruits, vegetables, animal food, fats/oils)?
View the document2. What are cultural beliefs about key foods?
View the document3. What are patterns of food use?
View the document4. How is food prepared and stored?
View the document5. What are the signs and symptoms of vitamin A deficiency?
View the document6. Are there other important issues?
View the documentB. Overview of design and timing
close this folderII. Steps in the protocol
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View the documentA. Site selection
View the documentB. Historical, ecological, and cultural setting for the food system
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View the document1. Key-informant interviews
View the document2. Family food lists and selecting the key foods
View the document3. Market survey 1 and 2
View the document4. Constructing food system data tables
View the document5. Structured interviews with mother-respondents
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View the documentD. Preparing the assessment report
close this folderPart two: Managing the project
close this folderIII. Organizing
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View the document1. Qualifications and training
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View the document1. Networks and interactions
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View the documentA. Select key-informants and conduct key-informant interviews
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View the document1. Creating the List
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close this folderD. Identify food plant and animal species
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View the document1. Plant identifications
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close this folderAppendices
View the documentAppendix 1: Examples of research site selection
View the documentAppendix 2: Checklist of important background information
View the documentAppendix 2A: Example of background information from the Aetas of Canawan, Morong District, Philippines
View the documentAppendix 3: Some reminders about data-gathering: Do's and don'ts
View the documentAppendix 4: Notes on working with key-informants
View the documentAppendix 5: Recording and organizing fieldnotes
View the documentAppendix 6: Notes on translation from local to national languages
View the documentAppendix 7: An example of selecting key food items from Peru
View the documentAppendix 8: Vitamin A content of foot
View the documentAppendix 9: Notes on selecting the field data-gathering team
View the documentAppendix 10: Selecting representative samples
View the documentAppendix 11: Notes on the credibility of these
View the documentAppendix 12: Comments on using microcomputers
View the documentAppendix 13: Glossary
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