Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Igbo Traditional Agriculture

  • Published: August 2011
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 412
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781452097183

The book documents the intricate and diverse use of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) in the yam and coco yam-based traditional farming systems of Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria. It highlights the significance of IKS in optimal and sustainable resource use in farming activities. It shows the role of IKS in the selection of planting and breeding materials; cultivation, tending, and harvesting of crops as well as in the protection, marketing and consumption of crops, animals and their products. The book elucidates the intricate web of inter-relationships between the farming system and the daily lives and livelihood of Igbo people by interrogating the pellucid synergy between their sociocultural and socioeconomic aspirations and the exigencies of the farming system.

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