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CABI Book Chapter

Indigenous knowledge: enhancing its contribution to natural resources management.

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This volume seeks to advance understanding of indigenous knowledge (IK) in the context of natural resource management. The book links theory and practice in providing an overview of the conceptual issues surrounding IK enquiries in the context of their contributions to sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation. Key themes are addressed via case studies from bioculturally diverse regio...

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Chapter 3 (Page no: 28)

Contingency and adaptation over five decades in nuaulu forest-based plant knowledge.

This chapter examines several ways in which the forest knowledge of the Nuaulu (a people of central Seram in the eastern Indonesian province of the Moluccas) has shifted over the past five decades, while in other ways has remained remarkably stable. This is illustrated with reference to three very different examples (the genus Canarium harvested for its proteinaceous nuts; the category 'firewood'; and rattan as a construction material) but in each case the context of how forest as a more encompassing cultural and ecological entity is also being transformed in people's material and social lives.

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Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Indigenous knowledge and natural resources management: an introduction featuring wildlife. Author(s): Sillitoe, P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) The dynamic nature of indigenous agricultural knowledge. An analysis of change among the Baka (Congo Basin) and the Tsimane' (Amazon). Author(s): Reyes García, V. Díaz Reviriego, I. Duda, R. Fernández-Llamazares, Á. Gallois, S. Huditz, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 40) 'Keeping our Milpa': maize production and management of trees by Nahuas of the Sierra de Zongolica, Mexico. Author(s): López Binnqüist, C. Hidalgo Ledesma, R. Panzo Panzo, F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 51) The contested space that local knowledge occupies: understanding the veterinary knowledges and practices of livestock farmers in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Author(s): Ainslie, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) Integrating indigenous knowledge for technology adoption in agriculture. Author(s): Palis, F. G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 75) Seeds of the devil weed: local knowledge and learning from videos in Mali. Author(s): Bentley, J. Mele, P. van Touré, S. Mourik, T. van Guindo, S. Zoundji, G.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 86) 'I will continue to fight them': local knowledge, everyday resistance and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid Tanzania. Author(s): Naess, L. O.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 99) Indigenous soil enrichment for food security and climate change in Africa and Asia: a review. Author(s): Fairhead, J. Fraser, J. Amanor, K. Solomon, D. Lehmann, J. Leach, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 116) Will the real raised-field agriculture please rise? Indigenous knowledge and the resolution of competing visions of one way to farm wetlands. Author(s): McKey, D. Renard, D. Comptour, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 130) Andean cultural affirmation and cultural integration in context: reflections on indigenous knowledge for the in situ conservation of agrobiodiversity. Author(s): Shepherd, C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 147) The indigenous knowledge of crop diversity and evolution. Author(s): Brush, S. B.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 158) Investigating farmers' knowledge and practice regarding crop seeds: beware your assumptions! Author(s): Soleri, D. Cleveland, D. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 174) Traditional domestic knowledge and skills in post-harvest processes: a focus on food crop storage. Author(s): Howard, P. L.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 190) The local wisdom of Balinese subaks. Author(s): Windia, W. Sedana, G. Vet, T. de Lansing, J. S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 203) Indigenous agriculture and the politics of knowledge. Author(s): Keleman-Saxena, A. Brock, S. Cortesi, L. Hebdon, C. Johnson, A. Ludlow, F. M. Dove, M. R.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Anthropology and Human Ecology in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent, Marlowe Building, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NR, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780647050
  • Record Number
  • 20173335561