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Cover for Indigenous knowledge: enhancing its contribution to natural resources management.

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...

Author(s)
Sillitoe, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indigenous knowledge and natural resources management: an introduction featuring wildlife.

This opening chapter outlines the content of the field of indigenous knowledge research, particularly as it relates to natural resources management. In contrasting indigenous with scientific knowledge, it draws parallels between them and points out how they may complement one another, while...

Author(s)
Sillitoe, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The dynamic nature of indigenous agricultural knowledge. An analysis of change among the Baka (Congo Basin) and the Tsimane' (Amazon).

This chapter considers how people are responding dynamically to contemporary rapid social and environmental change in the Congo and Amazon Basin regions. It discusses how the Baka and the Tsimane' peoples of the Congo and Amazon, respectively, have recently adopted and adapted agricultural...

Author(s)
Reyes García, V.; Díaz Reviriego, I.; Duda, R.; Fernández-Llamazares, Á.; Gallois, S.; Huditz, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Ellen, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 'Keeping our <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Milpa</i>': maize production and management of trees by Nahuas of the Sierra de Zongolica, Mexico.

This chapter discusses the importance of recognizing knowledge systems as part of diversified agroforestry landscapes. It focuses on milpa, a maize-centred polyculture system of pre-Hispanic origin, which has historically constituted an essential source of food and has persisted until the present....

Author(s)
López Binnqüist, C.; Hidalgo Ledesma, R.; Panzo Panzo, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The contested space that local knowledge occupies: understanding the veterinary knowledges and practices of livestock farmers in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

This chapter examines the local knowledge system implicated in the production and husbandry of livestock, specifically in relation to the management of tick-borne diseases (TBDs) of cattle especially those from rural Ngqushwa Municipality on the eastern seaboard of South Africa with virulent TBD...

Author(s)
Ainslie, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrating indigenous knowledge for technology adoption in agriculture.

This chapter highlights the importance of integrating the indigenous knowledge of rice farmers into the development and extension of agricultural technologies to facilitate widespread farmer adoption and achievement of multidimensional impacts. It illustrates a few case studies where indigenous...

Author(s)
Palis, F. G.
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 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 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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