Table 2. Ranking of driving forces. Access to new agricultural techniques was ranked as the most important driving force in the area, followed by health and local governance. The table also shows the participants’ perception of how these factors will change in the coming decades. This is expressed as percentage of participants assessing the driving forces to become better/more, or worse/less, alternatively who don’t know, in the future. N = 32.


Rank

Driving force

Better/more (%)

Don’t know (%)

Worse/less (%)
1 Access to new agricultural techniques (agromechanization, RWH) 100 0 0
2 Health (HIV, nutrition) 50 34 16
3 Local governance (quality of leadership, measures against drug abuse, environmental protection 63 25 12
4 Access to higher education (secondary schools in the area) 100 0 0
5 Work ethics / family values (preserving local culture, and customs, including traditional systems for environmental protection) 38 50 12
6 National economy 75 22 3
7 Infrastructure (transport and communication, market access, energy) 88 9 3
8 Access to credit and savings opportunities 84 13 3
9 Approaches for collective action (common language, methods for participatory work) 69 31 0
10 Climate (rainfall amounts, variability) 9 57 34