Making partners of rural people
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CTA. 1992. Making partners of rural people. Spore 37. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Using indigenous knowledge in agricultural development World Bank Discussion Paper 127 by D Michael Warren 199146pp ISBN 0 08213 1884 5 The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW Washington, DC 20433, USA
The belief that indigenous knowledge systems are simple and static is changing fast. Many societies with simple technologies have very complex and sophisticated knowledge about their natural resources. Change is not random, but comes about by the efforts of people to define their problems and seek solutions through local experiments and innovation, as well as by evaluating technologies developed elsewhere. Using indigenous knowledge in agricultural development reviews three types of project scenarios: projects where local knowledge provided an improved approach to managing natural resources than proposed project technologies; projects that inadvertently ignored indigenous structures, and those projects whose success at meeting their objectives can be linked to the deliberate incorporation of indigenous knowledge components. Using indigenous knowledge in agricultural development World Bank Discussion Paper 127 by D Michael Warren 199146pp ISBN 0 08213 1884 5 The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW Washington, DC 20433, USA