Indigenous Knowledge Use in Horticulture for Sustainable Agriculture Development in Tanzania: Evidence from Nyandira Village in MorogoroJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2018-12-05
Authors : Anderson G. Rwela;
Page : 17-22
Keywords : Indigenous knowledge; Sustainable Agriculture Development and horticulture;
This paper introduces indigenous knowledge (IK) use as resource which could contribute to the increased efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the development process. Specifically the study sought to identify sources of indigenous knowledge in the study area, types of indigenous knowledge which are being used in the study area and analyzing the combination use of indigenous knowledge and scientific knowledge use in the study area. The study adapted phenomenology research design, in-depth interview were conducted with 10 respondents and total 6 FGDs were conducted with farmers which were supplemented by observation method. Content analysis was used to analyze the collected. The study identifies the use of indigenous knowledge in the study area and the combination use of both scientific knowledge and indigenous knowledge. The study recommended stakeholders in horticulture and agriculture sub-sectors in general to promote both use of indigenous and scientific knowledge as they both promote sustainable horticulture and agriculture development.
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