The role of indigenous soil knowledge in agricultural development

R. R. Pawluk, J. A. Sandor, Joseph A Tabor

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Abstract

Concern is expressed at the apparent ineffectiveness of many of the agricultural development projects in which the majority of farmers are rural smallholders. In some cases it is suggested that the transfer of technology and information has often had negative consequences rather than the anticipated benefits. The authors suggest that too little attention is often paid to indigenous knowledge of soils and other environmental conditions. The paper highlights the interesting information available on indigenous soil knowledge, or ethnopedology, in a number of recent studies, including projects in the highland region of Peru, the Amazon Basin, Burkina Faso., Mali, Mexico and the southwestern part of the US. The paper stresses that to ignore ethnopedological information is a potentially serious omission in developing successful and appropriate agricultural development schemes. -S.Nortcliff

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal of Soil & Water Conservation
Pages298-302
Number of pages5
Volume47
Edition4
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Pawluk, R. R., Sandor, J. A., & Tabor, J. A. (1992). The role of indigenous soil knowledge in agricultural development. In Journal of Soil & Water Conservation (4 ed., Vol. 47, pp. 298-302)

The role of indigenous soil knowledge in agricultural development. / Pawluk, R. R.; Sandor, J. A.; Tabor, Joseph A.

Journal of Soil & Water Conservation. Vol. 47 4. ed. 1992. p. 298-302.

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Pawluk, RR, Sandor, JA & Tabor, JA 1992, The role of indigenous soil knowledge in agricultural development. in Journal of Soil & Water Conservation. 4 edn, vol. 47, pp. 298-302.
Pawluk RR, Sandor JA, Tabor JA. The role of indigenous soil knowledge in agricultural development. In Journal of Soil & Water Conservation. 4 ed. Vol. 47. 1992. p. 298-302
Pawluk, R. R. ; Sandor, J. A. ; Tabor, Joseph A. / The role of indigenous soil knowledge in agricultural development. Journal of Soil & Water Conservation. Vol. 47 4. ed. 1992. pp. 298-302
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