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Back to basics: the role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in agro-biodiversity and household food security in the smallholder agriculture sector: the case of Chipinge (Zimbabwe)

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dc.contributor.author Madebwe, Crescentia
dc.contributor.author Madebwe, Victor
dc.contributor.author Kabeta, Jacquiline Kabeta
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-26T14:21:54Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-26T14:21:54Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.issn 1683-8831
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11408/1062
dc.description.abstract The paper uses a synthesis of data collected using household questionnaires and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to examine the role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in agro-biodiversity and household food security in the smallholder agriculture sector. Period analysis showed that between 1994 and 2002, there was a decline in agro-biodiversity of over 50%. An inverse relationship was observed between arm size and agro-biodiversity. Older farmers (50 years and above), grew more crop types and crop varieties compared to younger farmers (30 years and below). Gender differentials in levels of agro-biodiversity conservation at farm level were observed with female-headed households growing more types and varieties of crops compared to male-headed households. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences;Vol 3, No. 6: 868-872
dc.subject Role indigenous knowledge system, Smallholder, Chipinge en_US
dc.title Back to basics: the role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in agro-biodiversity and household food security in the smallholder agriculture sector: the case of Chipinge (Zimbabwe) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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