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The role and value of local knowledge in Jamaican agriculture: adaptation and change in small-scale farming


, : The role and value of local knowledge in Jamaican agriculture: adaptation and change in small-scale farming. Geographical Journal 173(2): 118-128

Local knowledge has played an active role in the lives of rural communities in virtually every part of the world. In Jamaica, traditional cropping systems based on local informal knowledge have been practiced since the days of slavery and play a vital role in meeting food security. Yet, some negative attitudes remain about the legitimacy and relevance of small-scale farmers' local and traditional knowledge.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4959.2007.00238.x


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