Received: 19 June 2020
Accepted: 22 January 2021
First Online: 31 May 2021
: Ethical clearance for this research was obtained from the MSc Ethics Review Panel at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK (Ethics Application 1918), and the Institutional Research Ethics Committee at the International Livestock Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ILRI-IREC2019-09).
: All participants were either given a participation information sheet to read or the information was read aloud before the discussions began. It was made clear that participation in the study was voluntary and that withdrawal from the study was acceptable at any point. Written consent was obtained from all literate participants, and in the cases where the participants were illiterate, verbal consent was acquired.Efforts to uphold participant confidentiality were made across the duration of the research process. Both the researchers and interpreters signed a confidentiality agreement before the beginning of data collection. Due to the group nature of focus groups, confidentiality could not be guaranteed. However, the researchers made the participants aware of the importance of maintaining confidentiality.Only the researchers had access to the data which was stored on a password-protected computer. The recordings on the voice recorder were deleted shortly after the files had been saved onto the computer. All quotations in subsequent writing were anonymised.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.