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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 14 (Page no: 174)

Traditional domestic knowledge and skills in post-harvest processes: a focus on food crop storage.

This chapter discusses the complex knowledge and skills that inform smallholder on-farm storage systems: an under researched topic. Contrary to popular negative assumptions, losses are low. The methods used are effective and sustainable, and appropriate to small farmers, representing long-term adaptations through interaction between local environmental, cultural and socio-economic circumstances. The chapter outlines the complex management of these systems by women, largely as part of their domestic responsibilities, whose practices reflect knowledge of pests and diseases, and plant physical and chemical properties - knowledge that agrees with scientific knowledge. These systems promote food security and resilience, and contribute to the conservation of crop biodiversity. Measures are needed to prevent erosion or loss of associated complex knowledge.

Other chapters from this book

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: 3 (Page no: 28) Contingency and adaptation over five decades in nuaulu forest-based plant knowledge. Author(s): Ellen, R.
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: 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
  • Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780647050
  • Record Number
  • 20173335572