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Title:The cultural dimension of development: indigenous knowledge systems
Editors:Warren, D. MichaelISNI
Slikkerveer, L. JanISNI
Brokensha, DavidISNI
Dechering, Wim H.J.C.ISNI
Series:IT studies in indigenous knowledge and development
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Intermediate Technology Publications
ISBN:1853392642; 1853392510
Geographic term:developing countries
indigenous technology
Abstract:This volume includes forty-seven papers on indigenous knowledge systems. Twelve papers are concerned specifically with Africa: Neem in Niger: a new context for a system of indigenous knowledge (Edward B. Radcliffe et al.); Indigenous soil classification systems in northern Zambia (Carol Kerven, Hilde Dolva and Ragnhild Renna); Indigenous knowledge and famine relief in the Horn of Africa (Peter J.C. Walker); Indigenous systems of natural resource management among pastoralists of arid and semi-arid Africa (Maryam Niamir); Kpelle farming through Kpelle eyes (Liberia, John Gay); Use of local knowledge in managing the Niger River Fisheries Project (Thomas L. Price); Farmer know-how and communication for technology transfer: CTTA in Niger (Constance M. McCorkle and Gail D. McClure); Indigenous soil and water conservation in Djenné, Mali (Alison Ayers); Using indigenous knowledge in a subsistence society of Sudan (Roger W. Sharland); Kpelle steelmaking: an indigenous high technology in Liberia (Gordon C. Thomasson); Transfer of indigenous knowledge and protection of the agricultural environment in Eastern Africa (Kees J. Stigter); Sustainable development and indigenous knowledge systems in Nigeria: the role of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) (Adedotun O. Phillips and S. Oguntunji Titilola).