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Cultural Dimension of Development

Indigenous knowledge systems
By D Michael Warren,L. Jan Slikkerveer,David W. Brokensha

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  • Synopsis
    Presents overwhelming evidence, from a range of disciplines, that local people do know a great deal about their environment. This knowledge must be taken into account in the planning and implementation of development to be both acceptable and effective. Forty-six contributions from anthropologists, sociologists, geographers and agricultural scientists (among others) in academia and international organizations provide both case study material and general conceptual papers. The interdisciplinary approach of this book makes it an essential tool for those studying indigenous knowledge systems.
  • Table of Contents
    List of abbreviations x
    Dedication xii
    Acknowledgments xii
    Preface xiii
    ROBERT CHAMBERS AND PAUL RICHARDS
    Introduction xv
    THE EDITORS
    PART I INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
    1. Ethnobotanical Knowledge Systems - A resource for
    meeting rural development goals 1
    JANISB. ALCORN
    2. Taman Obat Keluarga (TOGA): Indigenous Indonesian
    medicine for self-reliance 13
    L. JAN SLIKKERVEER AND MADY K.L. SLIKKERVEER
    3. Neem in Niger: A new context for a system of indigenous
    knowledge 35
    EDWARD B. RADCLIFFE, GREGOIRE OUEDRAOGO,
    SONIA E. PATTEN, DAVID W. RAGSDALE AND PETER P. STRZOK
    4. The Lari Soils Project in Peru - A methodology for
    combining cognitive and behavioural research 71
    DAVID W. GUILLET, LOU ANN A FURBEE, JON SAN DOR AND
    ROBERT BENFER
    5. Indigenous Soil Classification Systems in Northern Zambia 82
    CAROL KERVEN, HILDE DOLVA AND RAGNHILD RENNA
    6. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Agroforestry Projects
    in the Central Hills of Nepal 88
    ERIC P. RUSTEN AND MICHAEL A. GOLD
    7. Indigenous Communication and Indigenous Knowledge 112
    PAUL A. MUNDYANDJ. LIN COMPTON
    8. Incorporating Farmers' Knowledge in International Rice
    Research 124
    SAM FUJISAKA
    PART II INDIGENOUS DECISION-MAKING SYSTEMS
    9. Raised Beds and Plant Disease Management 140
    H. DAVID THURSTON AND JOANNE M. PARKER
    10. Indigenous Knowledge and Famine Relief in the Horn
    of Africa 147
    PETER J.C. WALKER
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    11. Indigenous Decision-making in Agriculture - A reflection
    of gender and socioeconomic status in the Philippines 155
    VIRGINIA D. NAZAREA-SANDOVAL
    12. Forest Gardens of Highland Sri Lanka - An indigenous
    system for reclaiming deforested land 174
    YVONNE EVERETT
    13. Indigenous Decision-making Systems - A key in
    understanding structural change in American agriculture 185
    ROBERTZABAWA AND CHRISTINA H. CLADWIN
    14. Indigenous Taxonomies and Decisioiwnaking Systems of
    Rice Farmers in South India 202
    BHAKTHAVATSALAM RAJASEKARAN AND D. MICHAEL WARREN
    15. Expert Systems for Indigenous Knowledge in Crop Varietal
    Selection 211
    SURESH CHANDRA BABU, D. MICHAEL WARREN AND
    BHAKTHAVATSALAM RAJASEKARAN
    16. Como Se Cura: Patterns of medical choice among working
    class families in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico 218
    MICHAEL B. WHITEFORD
    PART III INDIGENOUS ORGANISATIONS
    17. Local Traditions and Community Forestry Management:
    A view from Nepal 231
    DONALD A. MESSERSCHMIDT
    18. Indigenous Systems of Natural Resource Management
    among Pastoralists of Arid and Semi-arid Africa 245
    MARYAM NIAMIR
    19. A Socioecological Analysis of Balinese Water Temples 258
    /. STEPHEN LANSING AND JAMES N. KREMER
    20. Kpelle Farming through Kpelle Eyes 269
    JOHN GAY
    21. Use of Local Knowledge in Managing the Niger River
    Fisheries Project 286
    THOMAS L. PRICE
    PART IV INDIGENOUS EXPERIMENTATION AND
    INNOVATIONS
    22. Farmers Who Experiment: An untapped resource for
    agricultural research and development 296
    ROBERTRHOADES AND ANTHONY BEBBINGTON
    Contents vii
    23. Phytopractices: Indigenous horticultural approaches to
    plant cultivation and improvement in tropical regions 308
    YILDIZ AUMEERUDDY
    24. Farmer Know-how and Communication for Technology
    Transfer: CTTA in Niger 323
    CONSTANCE M. McCORKLE AND GAIL McCLURE
    25. A Trans-local Adaptation of Indigenous Knowledge in
    Duck Farming in Indonesia 333
    PATRICIA J. VON DAL
    26. Tinker, Tiller, Technical Change: Peoples' technology and
    innovation off the farm 340
    MATTHEW GAMSER AND HELEN APPLETON
    27. Using Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Design of
    On-farm Experiments - A Philippine case 348
    CLIVE LIGHTFOOT
    28. Taking Farmers' Knowledge and Technology Seriously:
    Upland rice production in the Philippines 354
    SAM FUJISAKA
    29. Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation in Djenne, Mali 371
    ALISON AYERS
    30. Using Indigenous Knowledge in a Subsistence Society
    of Sudan 385
    ROGER W. SHARLAND
    31. Kpelle Steelmaking: An indigenous high technology
    in Liberia 396
    GORDON C. THOMASSON
    32. Survival under Stress: Socioecological perspectives on
    farmers' innovations and risk adjustments 407
    ANIL K. GUPTA
    33. Transfer of Indigenous Knowledge and Protection of the
    Agricultural Environment in Eastern Africa 419
    KEESJ. STIGTER
    PART V INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND
    INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
    34. CIKARD: A global approach to documenting indigenous
    knowledge for development 426
    D. MICHAEL WARREN AND GERARD McKlERNAN
    35. LEAD: The Leiden Ethnosystems and Development
    Programme 435
    L. JANSLIKKERVEER AND WIM H.J.C. DECHERING
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    36. CIRAN: Networking for indigenous knowledge 441
    GUUS W. VON LIEBENSTEIN, L. JANSLIKKERVEER AND
    D. MICHAEL WARREN
    37. IUCN and Indigenous Peoples: How to promote
    sustainable development 445
    JEFFREY A. McNEELY
    38. International Institute for Environment and Development
    (IIED) and Rapid Rural Appraisal for Indigenous
    Sustainable Agriculture 451
    JENNIFER McCRACKEN
    39. Agricultural Development with a Focus on Local
    Resources: ILEIA's view on indigenous knowledge 454
    BERTUSHAVERKORT
    40. The Latin American Consortium on Agroecology and
    Development (CLADES) - Fostering rural development
    based on indigenous knowledge 458
    MIGUEL A. ALTIERIAND ANDRES YURJEVIC
    41. Traditional Ecological Knowledge and UNESCO's Man
    and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme 464
    MALCOLM HAD LEY AND KATHRIN SCHRECKENBERG
    42. Sustainable Development and Indigenous Knowledge
    Systems in Nigeria: The role of the Nigerian Institute of
    Social and Economic Research (NISER) 475
    ADEDOTUN O. PHILLIPS AND S. OGUNTUNJI TITILOLA
    43. The Regional Program for the Promotion of Indigenous
    Knowledge in Asia (REPPIKA) 479
    JUAN M. FLA VIER, ANTONIO DE JESUS AND CONRADO S. NA VARRO
    PART VI BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS ON INDIGENOUS
    KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
    44. Ethnoveterinary Medicine and Development - A review
    of the literature 488
    EVELYNMATHIAS-MUNDYAND CONSTANCEM. McCORKLE
    45. Indigenous Knowledge as Reflected in Agriculture and
    Rural Development 499
    S. OGUNTUNJI TIT/LOLA AND DAVID MARSDEN
    46. From Ecology through Economics to Ethnoscience:
    Changing perceptions on natural resource management 505
    OLIVIA N. MUCHENA AND ERIC VANEK
    47. INDAKS: A bibliography and database on indigenous
    agricultural knowledge systems and sustainable
    development in the tropics 512
    L. JAN SLIKKERVEER
    Bibliography 517
    Index 579
  • Details
    Sub Title Indigenous knowledge systems
    Author D Michael Warren,L. Jan Slikkerveer,David W. Brokensha
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 600