Indigenous Knowledge: An Alternative for Food Security and Wellness in Africa
Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor (Author)
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In Indigenous Knowledge: An Alternative for Food Security and Wellness in Africa, Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor argues that Indigenous Knowledge (IK) needs to play a central role in addressing food insecurity because IK methods result in sustainable agricultural practices which improve wellness. The application of IK in global communities demonstrates why it is an invaluable development alternative. For instance, Native Indians in the America's have survived over several generations using IK for agriculture and wellness purposes. Oristejafor establishes the severity and breadth of food insecurity on the continent of Africa and critiques the western-led development model which has proven to be inadequate in solving Africa's food security needs. In this regard, Oritsejafor suggests that indigenous knowledge(IK) should serve as one of the central models for addressing food security because it takes into account consideration for the specificities of local conditions and relies on the knowledge and the environment of African communities. Contrarily, he posits that the reliance on modern technologies have not been able to halve hunger and poverty in Africa. Illustrations, unspecified; Tables; Black & White Illustrations
About the Author
Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor is professor of political science at North Carolina Central University.
- Contributor: Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor
- Imprint: Lexington Books
- ISBN13: 9781793615084
- Number of Pages: 186
- Packaged Dimensions: 160x228x20mm
- Packaged Weight: 449
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Lexington Books
- Release Date: 2022-07-20
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor is professor of political science at North Carolina Central University.
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