Table 2. Data collection techniques used in Assam.

Technique Description
Initial community meetings Meeting with chief and village elders with community
General village information Existing literature
Household mapping Four key informants
Household wealth ranking Four key informants
Household profiles Interviews to 26 household heads
Participatory village mapping Focus groups (one with men/one with women)
Scoring exercises for land-use types and species Focus groups (one with men/one with women)
Visioning Focus groups (one with men/one with women)
Historical trends Focus groups (one with men/one with women)
Seasonal calendar Focus groups (one with men/one with women)
Traditional/local rules affecting natural resources use Group discussion with chief and village council, individual interviews