Understanding the Socio-economic impact of donkeys

Status
Status: 
Ongoing
Applicants
Details
Country: 
United Kingdom
Ethiopia
Core methodology: 
In depth interviews, participatory rural appraisal (PRA) exercises, case sample evaluations
Aims: 
1) Use of in-depth interviews to provide an overview of the different types of social and economic impacts that working donkeys can have in communities. 2) Development of a series of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) exercises to investigate and partially quantify the socio-economic impact of working donkeys. 3) To complete case study evaluations of the socio-economic impact of working donkeys in areas of Ethiopia, to both test and validate the developed approach and to provide new data about the role of working donkeys and mules in the lives of people living in Ethiopia. 4) To conduct animal-based welfare assessments to complement the socio-economic data gathered in case study areas to investigate relationships between donkey owners’ perceptions of the value of their animals and the animal’s welfare.