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African Indigenous Knowledge and Its Relevance to Environment and Development Activities

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dc.contributor.author Lalonde, Andre en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:32:59Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:32:59Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-07-14 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-07-14 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/904
dc.description.abstract "The nature of indigenous and post-colonial 'traditional' rural Africa, and the constraints or challenges this poses to the current maintenance and practical use of TEK, including the future transmission among indigenous Africans and development planners alike are examined. Main traditional livelihoods and land-use practices which sustainably exploit the ecosystem include sedentary and shifting agriculture, nomadic pastoralism, hunting, fishing, food gathering, rain forest use and limited agroforestry for food materials and medicines, etc. This is demonstrated, where possible, with case studies involving the following regions of African tribal groups: Kenya--Maasai; Tanzania--Pare, Zaramo, Luguru; Niger -- Fulani; and the San of the Kalahari. "A few promising options for development agencies to improve their understanding of dynamics of renewable resource management were outlined for integrating TEK into modern resource planning techniques such as environmental assessment and proactive environmental programming. Other promising TEK management applications include: i) Adaptive environmental management approach; ii) Participative rapid rural appraisal; iii) Popular education; and iv) Indigenous peoples and habitat conservation areas." en_US
dc.subject agroforestry en_US
dc.subject indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject soil en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject rapid rural appraisal en_US
dc.subject participatory development en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title African Indigenous Knowledge and Its Relevance to Environment and Development Activities en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Common Property Conference, the Second Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates September 26-29, 1991 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Winnipeg, Manitoba en_US

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