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Cover for Indigenous agriculture and the politics of knowledge.

This chapter provides a brief background on how political currents have historically been reflected in the development of agricultural technologies, and demonstrates the political aspects of the recognition, valuation and implementation of indigenous knowledge (IK). Case studies from Ecuador,...

Author(s)
Keleman-Saxena, A.; Brock, S.; Cortesi, L.; Hebdon, C.; Johnson, A.; Ludlow, F. M.; Dove, M. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The local wisdom of Balinese <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">subaks</i>.

The irrigation of rice terraces on the island of Bali is a classic example of the complexity of indigenous resource management. Small farmer groups comprise local water-user associations called 'subaks', which meet in water temples to manage the irrigation of their terraced paddies. This chapter...

Author(s)
Windia, W.; Sedana, G.; Vet, T. de; Lansing, J. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Howard, P. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Investigating farmers' knowledge and practice regarding crop seeds: beware your assumptions!

This chapter interrogates the assumptions that outsiders make in understanding local farmers' knowledge and practices, and their methodological implications. It investigates what farmers in the Oaxaca region of Mexico expect and achieve with maize seed selection, their perceptions of the risks that ...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The indigenous knowledge of crop diversity and evolution.

This chapter addresses indigenous practices of crop selection, gene-pool maintenance and seed exchange. It focuses on the Andes and Mesoamerica, two regions of crop domestication (of potatoes and maize, respectively) where the wild ancestors of these crops occur together with the largest diversity...

Author(s)
Brush, S. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Andean cultural affirmation and cultural integration in context: reflections on indigenous knowledge for the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation of agrobiodiversity.

This chapter addresses the role of indigenous knowledge (IK) and practices in the conservation of agricultural biodiversity. In the context of Andean communities in southern Peru, it is argued that negotiations between these local communities and conservation bodies need to give as much weight to...

Author(s)
Shepherd, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Will the real raised-field agriculture please rise? Indigenous knowledge and the resolution of competing visions of one way to farm wetlands.

This chapter discusses raised-field agriculture (RFA) in tropical wetlands, which some think affords a way to increase the productivity of an otherwise marginal environment without degrading it. Others consider this delusional, notably in the context of areas in tropical America where wetland RFA...

Author(s)
McKey, D.; Renard, D.; Comptour, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indigenous soil enrichment for food security and climate change in Africa and Asia: a review.

This chapter considers indigenous soil knowledge, notably in respect to processes of soil enrichment which are argued to be more widespread in Africa and Asia than thought. The chapter draws attention two areas of practice: (i) cultivating ruined settlement sites (rendered rich in organic material...

Author(s)
Fairhead, J.; Fraser, J.; Amanor, K.; Solomon, D.; Lehmann, J.; Leach, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 'I will continue to fight them': local knowledge, everyday resistance and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid Tanzania.

This chapter argues that the tensions also represent a bigger challenge, namely that while studies of local knowledge (LK) and adaptation have been good at bringing out what can potentially be achieved by integration of local knowledge, there has been less focus and attention in the adaptation...

Author(s)
Naess, L. O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seeds of the devil weed: local knowledge and learning from videos in Mali.

This chapter focuses on indigenous knowledge-informed extension work. It draws on a project in Mali to inform people about how the parasitic 'devil weed' striga reproduces and how to control it, using videos that feature local farmers explaining issues and their experiences. It then follows up on...

Author(s)
Bentley, J.; Mele, P. van; Touré, S.; Mourik, T. van; Guindo, S.; Zoundji, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter

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