Bringing Local Knowledge Into Perspective – A Case of Sustainable Technology Development in Jungle Rubber Agro forests In Jambi.

TitleBringing Local Knowledge Into Perspective – A Case of Sustainable Technology Development in Jungle Rubber Agro forests In Jambi.
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsJoshi, L, van Noordwijk M, Sinclair F
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Conference NameParticipatory Technology Development and Local Knowledge for Sustainable Land Use in Southeast Asia
Keywordsdirect grafting, gap replanting, Hevea brasiliensis, Indonesia, knowledge-based systems, local ecological knowledge, natural rubber, sisipan
AbstractA recently developed knowledge-based systems (KBS) method in which a social science approach was used to collect and analyze local ecological knowledge was used in a jungle rubber agroforestry context in Jambi, Indonesia. The approach is in line with a view that local knowledge can and does play a significant role in generation of sustainable technology for rural development and that local ecological knowledge is decipherable, despite conflicting views of senior anthropologists and social scientists. We demonstrate that local ecological knowledge can be sophisticated, explanatory and useful and helps development professionals understand farmers’ mental models of their farm ecology. The paper gives examples of local ecological knowledge about jungle rubber agroforestry and of direct grafting of rubber clonal buds directly on to rubber seedlings in the field.
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