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Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITKs)
  • Careful amalgamation of ITK and modern scientific knowledge would be most promising, while leaving the choice, the rate and the degree of adoption and adaptation to the farmers.  To foster rapid transfer of technology related to rice cultivation, an understanding of indigenous technical knowledge is needed. ITK in rice farming is important for reducing the cost of cultivation, reducing the pollution and also safeguarding the natural resource base. It remains largely inaccessible to development workers and researchers.
  • We bring a series of ITKs categorised based on various parameters.  Hope this information will be useful to all the stakeholders.

Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITKs)

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Jun

Comparisons Of ITK With Scientific Knowledge Systems

 

    The ITK is often seen as the antipode of the scientific knowledge. Studies centered on the complementary nature of knowledge systems, approaches to linking them up, and studies focusing on their social interfaces have occasionally tended to reinforce this notion of differentness. The most important of these are related to how traditional or scientific knowledge is acquired (lived experience versus formal training), and how that knowledge is used on a day-to-day basis (local versus non-local applications).

8
Jun

Indigenous Technical Knowledge Systems: Definitions

The term indigenous technical knowledge refers to unique, traditional , local knowledge existing within and developed around specific conditions of women and men indigenous to a particular geographic area (Gremier, Louise 1998).
ITK is the information base for a society, which facilitates communication and decision making . Indigenous information system are dynamic and are constantly influenced by internal creativity and experimentation as well as by contact with external systems (Flavier et.al 1995).

8
Jun

Orientation

Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) is the actual knowledge of a given population that reflects the experiences based on tradition and includes more recent experiences with modern technologies (Haverkort,1995).

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