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jwmseir 2018, 11(39): 39-48 Back to browse issues page
The role of indigenous knowledge in sustainable development of rural soil and water resources (Case study: Ghasab Zalelkan Village, Babol city)
Payam Ebrahimi , Jamileh Salimi Kochi
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Empowering the local community through localization and based on indigenous knowledge is one of discourses that propounded in new development paradigms. Localization is in relation to dealing community with transformation trend from traditional to modern. In this study, using two questionnaires, investigated heads of households view point about the difference between indigenous and formal knowledge in the field of natural resources in rural especially water and soil. Using the 64 questionnaire in Ghasab Zalekan village, Babol city, Mazandaran province, distinctions of formal and indigenous knowledge were evaluated with two approaches zero and one and low, medium and high. The results show that in this village, vote to 13.16 percent to indigenous knowledge adaptively and 28.92 percent to formal knowledge scientifically. As well as, other parameters in each knowledge were ranked. Also, with investigating strategies of this two kind of knowledge to conserve soil and water resources, the indigenous knowledge with 48.056 percent is more efficient and adaptive. The results show 5.979 percent acceptance rate about innovation and new technologies such as product, achievements and technologies must be adapted with indigenous knowledge and be responsible to rural problems.

Keywords: Indigenous knowledge, Formal Knowledge, Ranking, Zalekan Village.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/12/5 | Accepted: 2016/09/18 | Published: 2018/01/7
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Ebrahimi P, Salimi Kochi J. The role of indigenous knowledge in sustainable development of rural soil and water resources (Case study: Ghasab Zalelkan Village, Babol city). jwmseir. 2018; 11 (39) :39-48
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مجله علوم ومهندسی آبخیزداری ایران Iranian Journal of Watershed Management Science and Engineering
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