Contribution of indigenous knowledge and practices in food technology to the attainment of food security in Africa
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This is a concise review of indigenous knowledge and practices to ensure food security in Africa. It is important to recognize indigenous knowledge and practices because of its role within a culture and technology. It is crucial to understand the contribution of indigenous knowledge to food security, particularly because indigenous knowledge derives from each surrounding, people's tasks, roles, and their interactions with local environments. These are the skills that have been traditionally passed on from generation to generation. There is a need to acknowledge the fact that technology is the source and the tools, the skills and the knowledge, and social organizations. For this reason, and in order to achieve sustainable development, it is imperative to include indigenous communities as partners and collaborators in all food security projects, as opposed to bringing external practices and food technology.