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Table 3 Comparison of official data and herders’ perception on the loss of pasture productivity

From: Income diversification strategies among pastoralists in Central Asia: Findings from Kyrgyzstan

Rayon/district Kochkor Ak Talaa Naryn Jumgal
Official data Mostly medium degradation with many plots showing severe degradation Mostly slight degradation Medium degradation Mostly severe degradation
Household perception Mostly no degradation Mostly no degradation Mostly agree that it is degraded Mostly agree that it is degraded
Average score 2.8 2.9 3.4 3.9