Fieldwork Exercise Diagnosis of TRC Value Chain Research Needs Learning Outcome To experience talking to market actors and discussing market constraints and opportunities, particularly pertaining to research, and analysing this information. Aim Collection of information to compile a brief analysis of issues in TRC production, marketing and consumption to add to group research proposals. Opportunity to ascertain Key players – Farmers – Traders – Processors – Transporters Dynamic factors of the value chain – Trends – Inefficiencies – Incentives – Relationships Group exercise 1. Develop a checklist of questions relating to your research proposal 2. Plan to interview at least 3 traders Include both men & women young & older traders 3. How can you verify the information you have obtained 4. Prepare a table summarising the activities, opportunities, challenges and potential research needs of interviewees add findings to proposal 5. Interview at least 3 traders ensure you speak to men and women and young and old traders
68 How could you triangulate (verify) the information you have learnt? Prepare a table summarising the trading activities, opportunities, challenges and potential research needs of interviewees.