A feeling for traditions
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CTA. 1999. A feeling for traditions. Spore 82. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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COMPAS, Newsletter for Endogenous Development. ISSN 1389-918X This six-monthly magazine is free of charge Compas PO Box 64 3830 AB Leusden, The Netherlands. Fax: +31 33 494 0791 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
In northern Ghana, fertilisers - the backbone of the extension programme - are rarely delivered on time. Extension workers decided to turn their problem into an opportunity. They started to learn from the farmers how they dealt with the lack of fertilisers; they also learned a great deal more on traditional intercropping, use of trees for food and medicine, and much more. In Zimbabwe, war veterans, spirit mediums, and chiefs joined hands to support endogenous development and nature conservation. These are just two examples of articles picked at random from the first issue of COMPAS, Newsletter for Endogenous Development. The magazine's main message is: take indigenous knowledge seriously and support its development. Endogenous development implies strengthening traditional institutions and, as such, it is a political rather than a technical activity towards better management of natural resources. COMPAS. ISSN 1389-918X This six-monthly magazine is free of charge Compas PO Box 64 3830 AB Leusden, The Netherlands. Fax: +31 33 494 0791 Email:email@example.com