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dc.contributor.authorEttema, C. H.en
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dc.description.abstractEttema explains that ethnopedology includes local understanding of soil properties, processes, classifications, management, and soil-plant relationships. Her work focuses on indigenous methods of classification and comparisons between local and scientific soil classifications. Only in the past 30 years has local knowledge gone from being considered "inferior" and "backwards" compared to western scientific knowledge, to now actually being respected as the untapped resource for rural development workers. Indigenous people possess a reservoir of knowledge on relevant natural resources, ecological processes, and management techniques that have sustained their agricultural practices and culture. This paper contends that linking local and western knowledge can promote research and development efforts by improving communication, which will promote sustainable development and improved soil management in rural areas.en
dc.publisherAthens, GA: University of Georgiaen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten
dc.subjectSoil managementen
dc.subjectIndigenous communityen
dc.subjectSoil qualityen
dc.subjectLocal knowledgeen
dc.subjectAdoption of innovationsen
dc.subjectIndigenous knowledgeen
dc.subjectLocal knowledgeen
dc.subjectSoil classificationen
dc.subjectComparison of western and indigenous knowledgeen
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale Field Scaleen
dc.titleIndigenous Soil Classifications: What is their structure and function, and how do they compare to scientific soil classifications?en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen

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