A seasonal calendar is a participatory tool to explore seasonal changes (e.g. gender-specific workload, diseases, income, expenditure etc.) These charts show monthly changes in climate (rainfall or temperature) or agricultural activities (agricultural hours worked, different activities undertaken, crop cycles). The calendars are useful in identifying planting and harvesting times, labour constraints and marketing opportunities.
Objective: To learn about changes in livelihoods over the year and to show the seasonality of agricultural and non agricultural workload, food availability, human diseases, gender-specific income and expenditure, water, forage, credit and holidays.
Documentation Sheet, this tool sheet, white paper for copying the seasonal calendar.
1) If drawing on the ground: soft ground, stones, sticks and other available material to produce symbols, or
2) if drawing on a paper: BIG sheet of paper, pencils, markers
Additional issues for the Seasonal Calendar may be added according to the needs and interests of the participants.
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