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Ethno-meteorology and scientific weather forecasting: small farmers and scientists’ perspectives on climate variability in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
(Elsevier, http://www.elsevier.com/, 2014-09-03)
Recent trends in abrupt weather changes continue to pose a challenge to agricultural production most especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The paper specifically addresses the questions on how local farmers read and predict ...
Intersecting western and local knowledge: critical issues for development research in Africa
(Knowledge Globalization Institute, http://www.kglobal.org, 2012)
Knowledge production, sharing and adaptation become beneficial when they enhance sustainable human development. Western and local knowledge are not mutually exclusive. In combination, local and western technologies may ...
Small farmers' responses to scientific early warning on weather in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, http://www.ccsenet.org, 2018-11-29)
Although formal channels of communication exist for conveying early warning scientific weather messages, it is widely believed that small-scale farmers continue to utilize traditional practices in obtaining weather ...
Science, social scientisation and hybridisation of knowledges
(Taylor & Francis Online, https://www.tandfonline.com, 2019-07-27)
The contestation between mainstream science and counter-science is a longstanding phenomenon. The current issue of Science as Culture addresses the need for scientists to consciously engage in a broad-spectrum science that ...
Classifying soils: points of convergence in indigenous knowledge engagement with scientific epistemologies
(Taylor & Francis Online; https://www.tandfonline.com/, 2022-02-25)
While cultures are diverse in nature, there are many similarities between them. This is the case with African and Maōri cultures. Local people largely view their realities in a similar way. The question as to whether there ...
Is local knowledge peripheral? The future of Indigenous knowledge in research and development
(Sage; https://journals.sagepub.com/, 2022-04-11)
The concepts of the core, semi-periphery, and periphery emanated from a mix of dependency and postmodernist thoughts, which rejected the notion of a Third World from which local knowledge emanates and develops. That local ...