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Title:Indigenous knowledge and poverty eradication
Editors:Mkabela, Queeneth N.ISNI
Castiano, Josť P.ISNI
Roos, Vera
Periodical:Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (ISSN 1683-0296)
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
Subjects:indigenous knowledge
poverty reduction
popular beliefs
soil management
sustainable development
Abstract:This special issue of 'Indilinga' provides an indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) perspective on poverty alleviation and eradication in Africa. The African IKS approach to poverty eradication is holistic. It considers that sustainable living and material affluence are as important as the spiritual and psychosocial dimension in fighting poverty, and draws on the different ways of life and beliefs of indigenous people in policy design and implementation. IKS offers epistemological and technical foundations for the solutions to overcome poverty. Contents: Coping with drought: indigenous knowledge application in rural South Africa (Vera Roos, Shingairai Chigeza, Dewald van Niekerk) - The relevance of indigenous knowledge for small-scale farming in Tanzania (Edda Tandi Lwog, Patrick Ngulube, Christine Stilwell) - 'Zvierwa' as African IKS: epistemological and ethical implications of selected Shona taboos (Munyaradzi Mawere, Maxwell Kadenge) - Indigenous knowledge for land conservation and adoption of agroforestry technologies in the highlands of southwestern Uganda (M. Buyinza, A. Naagula) - The Zulu 'muzi': a home garden system of useful plants with a particular layout and function (Awelani O. Nemudzudzanyi, Stefan J. Siebert, Alpheus M. Zobolo, Lerato Y. Molebatsi) - Indigenous knowledge practitioners' sustainable livelihood practices: a case study (on the sustainability of the livelihood practices of isiZulu women bead sellers in Durban) (Angela James, Sarah Bansilal) - Managing socio-cultural impacts of tourism on the rural tourism destinations in KwaZulu-Natal with special reference to areas within and around the World Heritage Sites (Thandi Nzama) - Language, 'Afrikology' and the tremor of the political moment: English as a main language of discourse in Africa (and the need to challenge this) (Gilbert Motsaathebe) - Demographic characteristics associated with consumption of geophagic clays among ethnic groups in the Free State and Limpopo provinces (S.P. Songca, V. Ngole, G. Ekosse, L. de Jager). [ASC Leiden abstract]