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Indigenous agricultural knowledge, human interests and critical analysis: reflections on the role of farmer organizations in Ecuador

| By Anthony Bebbington |Published in Agriculture and Human Values, Vol. 8, Nos. 1/2, Winter, Spring: pp.14-24 | Abstract: Indigenous agricultural knowledge (IAK) can be analyzed for its technical role in food production strategies, and for its role as cultural knowledge producing and reproducing mutual understanding and identity among the members of a farming group. IAK can […]

Los conocimientos tecnológicos campesinos: bases teóricos para pensar su papel en el desarrollo tecnológico de la agricultura andina

| Por Anthony Bebbington | Publicado en Documents d’Analisi Geografica, vol. 17:7-26 | Resumen: Respondiendo a las limitaciones de las estrategias de desarrollo que tenian su enfoque en la transferencia de tecnologias modernas agricolas al campesinado del Tercer Mundo, las instituciones de desarrollo han mostrado durante 10s últimos años más interés en 10s conocimientos agricolas de loscampesinos indigenas. Este interés […]

Mixing it up: Variations in Andean Farmers’ Rationales for Intercropping of Potatoes

| By R.E. Rhoades & A.J. Bebbington | Published in Field Crops Research, vol. 25 (Nov): 145-156 | Abstract: This paper examines traditional intercropping from two points of view: (1) scientists’ explanations of causes; and (2) farmers’ rationales. Ecological (e.g., resilience, stability, and diversity) and economic (e.g., risk reduction, efficient use of land and labour) […]

Farmer knowledge, institutional resources and sustainable agricultural strategies: A case study from the eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in the Bulletin of Latin American Research, 9(2):203-228 | Abstract:  Many concerned in designing sustainable agricultural strategies for resource-poor farmers have identified a key role for indigenous agricultural knowledge (Altieri, 1987a,b; Browder, 1989; Hecht and Cockburn, 1989; Norgaard, 1984; Redclift, 1987). It is argued that farmers, as a result of […]