Indigenous knowledge systems and natural resource management in Southern Africa

report of the Southern African regional workshop, Harare, Zimbabwe, 20-22 April 1994
  • 104 Pages
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  • English

IUCN, IUCN-ROSA [distributor] , [Harare]
Natural resources -- Africa, Southern -- Management., Ethnosci


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Statementedited by Joseph Z Z Matowanyika, Vielka Garibaldi, and Elizabeth Musimwa with inputs from Interim Committee on Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Southern Africa, Oliver Chapeyama ... [et al.] ; with financial contribution by the World Bank.
SeriesIndigenous knowledge systems series ;, no. 1
ContributionsMatowanyika, Joseph Z. Z., Garibaldi, Vielka., Musimwa, Elizabeth., Chapeyama, Oliver., Interim Committee on Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Southern Africa., World Bank., Africa 2000 Network Zimbabwe., IUCN Regional Office for Southern Africa. Regional Social Policy Service.
LC ClassificationsHC900.Z65 I53 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 104 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL653843M
ISBN 100797415335
LC Control Number96980666

Environmental resource management. It is believed that if Governments give special attention to indigenous ways of resource conservation it would go a long way in achieving sustainable use of resources.

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Indigenous knowledge systems and natural resource management in Southern Africa: report of the Southern African regional workshop, Harare, Zimbabwe, April [Joseph Z Z Matowanyika; Vielka Garibaldi; Elizabeth Musimwa; Oliver Chapeyama; Interim Committee on Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Southern Africa.

Indigenous knowledge is the basis for local level decision-making in food security, human and animal health, education, NRM, and other vital economic and social activities. Agricultural and social scientists have been aware of the existence of IK since colonial times, but from the early s understanding of farmers’ practices as rational and valid has rapidly gained ground.

This book is an important contribution to social science, specifically to the presented in African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Sustainable Development: health, food security, natural resource management, climate change and renewable energy.

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Indigenous knowledge systems and natural resource management in Southern Africa book broad-based IK. Natural Resource Management from an Indigenous Perspective. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a solid understanding of how crucial the management of natural resources is to indigenous communities.

In addition it will allow students to focus on case studies and philosophical principles that compare management techniques. Indigenous Knowledge Management Practices in Indigenous Organizations in South Africa and Tanzania ).

A total of community members (21), equipped with computers and cameras, were trained. definitionsof the concept “indigenous knowledge” as applied to a variety livelihood situations in Africa such as i.e.

food security, environment conservation, health, natural resource management, conflicttransformation, education, governance and leadership, etc. However, in the context of promoting African indigenous knowledge systems forFile Size: KB.

Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Their Relevance for Sustainable Development: A Case of Southern Africa Chapter (PDF Available) July w Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Ndangwa Noyoo.

The use of indigenous knowledge in development: problems and challenges Show all authors A. and Fre, Z. Understanding the indigenous knowledge and information systems of pastoralists in Eritrea. Communication for Development Case Community-based natural resource management in Botswana.

Geographical JournalGoogle Cited by: Indigenous Knowledge Management Practices in Indigenous Organizations in South Africa and Tanzania: /ch Traditional communities have a highly developed knowledge system. They struggle, however, to lobby for critical issues as this knowledge is not by: 1.

Community management of natural resources in Africa: Impacts, experiences and future directions In many parts of Africa, local communities have depended on, and managed, wildlife as a key resource since the Stone Age. Over the last twenty years, this subsistence strategy has evolved into a development strategy that has become increasinglyFile Size: 1MB.

This concept is used in reference to the large body of knowledge and skills developed outside formal education.

Such body of knowledge and skills is rooted in culture and unique to a particular people. It shaped decision making in all domains of life including food habits, health, education, child rearing, natural resource management, and agriculture among others.

Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS) Node. Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS) Node law, education, leadership, astronomy, human and animal health, food security, natural resource management, climate change and renewable energy.

The programmes at the Centre are designed to recognize, protect, develop and affirm IKS as a body of knowledge. Indigenous Knowledge (IK) reviews cutting-edge research and links theory with practice to further our understanding of this important approach’s contribution to natural resource management.

It addresses IK’s potential in solving issues such as coping with change, ensuring global food supply for a growing population, reversing environmental degradation and promoting sustainable practices. In South Africa specifically, studies have shown traditional medicine to play an important role in the management of certain ailments, while at the same time the sale of traditional and indigenous products has beneficial effects on poverty reduction and employment creation.

It is also recognised that indigenous knowledge systems are a. Garibaldi () also looked at indigenous knowledge systems in natural resource management in southern Africa. Studies have also been done specifically on the Venda culture, for instance.

Mabogo () looked at the ethno botany of the Vhavenda, while Khorombi () looked at the role of Venda culture in nature conservation and natural File Size: KB.

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A new CTA publication on ‘Indigenous knowledge systems and climate change management in Africa’ was enthusiastically received at its recent formal launch in Johannesburg, South Africa during the 4th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture on November Indigenous African Knowledge Systems and Scope - A Review conducted in by a team of external and internal experts on African Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIKS) capacity at the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN), revealed that the university has great capacity and potential in terms of active researchers and publications on AIKS in.

Natural Resource Management refers to the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations (stewardship).

Natural Resource Management deals with managing the way in which people and natural landscapes interact. It brings together land use planning, water. Regional Workshop "Reviving Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Promoting Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa", Midmar, ZA, 23 Author: Joseph Z.

Matowanyika, Henry Sibanda. Indigenous Knowledge in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. An Inaugural Lecture by Anwar Osman Centre for Africa Studies 1. Introduction. Although African Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIKS) have existed for thousands of years, their concept and practice began to emerge in the science spheres only three decades ago.

In '' we present various perspectives on African Indigenous Knowledge Systems(AIK) from a wide range of scholars. We publish brief extracts from scholarly works on the subject and also make selected video-films, on the subject, available. «indigenous» cultures a development resource rather than a development obstacle and, also, the best possible source of solutions for problems of sustainable development.

With that newly-won confidence, we would also be ready to borrow and exchange eco-indigenous knowledge, with development potential, with other countries in the Global South. A third argument is that recognition of traditional knowledge in natural resource management has importance beyond scientific or broader societal merit: it is tantamount to social justice, sovereignty, autonomy, and identity of indigenous peoples (e.g., AgrawalCited by: ABSTRACT.

Despite the increasing trend worldwide of integrating indigenous and scientific knowledge in natural resource management, there has been little stock-taking of literature on lessons learned from bringing indigenous knowledge and science together and the implications for maintaining and building social-ecological system resilience.

Indigenous Water Management Systems 28 Indigenous Plant Protection Strategies 29 Indigenous Agroforestry Systems 34 Indigenous Dryland Management Practices 35 Indigenous Natural Resource Management Systems 36 Farmer Experimentation 38 Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge Systems into Agricultural Research and Extension Organizations.

resource management systems, knowledge, innovations, and practices (i.e. conservation in situ and sustainable use) regarding indigenous flora and fauna, where dynamic knowledge, including specific and fine details, is learned and transmitted from one generation to the Size: 6MB.

This capacity for local control only happens, however, when people are allowed to internally work from, expand, and change their own institutions and knowledge systems. Thus, the opportunities surrounding initiatives to bring together indigenous knowledge systems and natural resource conservation are immense - however, so are the dangers.

What Is Natural Resource Management. Natural resources are materials that occur naturally, such as timber, coal, oil, water, air, fish, animals and land.

Natural resource management is the responsible supervision or handling of these resources. Read on for information about specialties within this field, education options and career statistics. The thrust of this paper is to heighten awareness, stimulate new thoughts and generate discussion on the wealth of indigenous knowledge.

African researchers need to persist in developing and using alternative methods of studying our reality and refrain from sticking to the research pathways mapped out by Western methodologies, within which many have been trained.

Incorporating indigenous knowledge (IK) is crucial to effective development. This global research-level book on IK and natural resources management addresses cutting edge issues relating to soil management and land degradation, weed and pest control, crop breeding and yields, agro-biodiversity conservation, food production and marketing, climate change adaptation, forest use and : Hardcover.Sophisticated knowledge of the natural world is not confined to science.

Societies from all parts of the world possess rich sets of experience, understanding and explanation. The Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) programme is a UNESCO interdisciplinary initiative that works.Despite the growing recognition of the contribution that indigenous ecological knowledge (IEK) can make to contemporary ‘western’ science-based natural resource management (NRM), integration of the two knowledge systems has not reached its full potential in Australia.