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Discovering and resolving value, goat breeders’ local knowledge in Sardinia

Halim, Abdullah (2014) Discovering and resolving value, goat breeders’ local knowledge in Sardinia. Università degli studi di Sassari. Other.

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With my dissertation I provide evidence that qualitative research methods with photo-elicitation tools is a meaningful method in working to restore local knowledge for the conservation of agro-forestry ecosystems in Sardinia. With interviews and observations I interact with three goat breeders in Nuoro province, for the purpose of recovering local knowledge and to understand the complexity of ecosystem conservation. Goat breeders have been chosen, because they interact-with and depend -on forests. They have first-hand experience in adapting their daily practices to surviving in complex ecosystems. The value of photography as a tool for eliciting farmer knowledge is not yet recognized as intellectual pursuit nor in forestry nor in animal husbandry sciences. In my opinion the concept of modernity which is based on the reductionist and mechanistic science, has induced mankind to study and manage the resources for individual and independent advantages and needs. In order for agriculture to be sustainable, in my country or in Sardinia, I must have these skills, so I can include local farmer knowledge in the important decisions I make as an educator of students, faculty, and farmers.

Item Type:Other
ID Code:9695
Status:Published
Contributors:Scotti, Roberto
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Goat breeders’, local knowledge, interview, qualitative research, photo-elicitation
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/05 Assestamento forestale e selvicoltura
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Agraria
Cicli, scuole e corsi:Ciclo 26 > Scienze e Biotecnologie dei sistemi agrari e forestali e delle produzioni alimentari > Monitoraggio e controllo degli ecosistemi forestali in ambiente mediterraneo
Publisher:Università degli studi di Sassari
Additional Information:Il presente video è parte integrante della Tesi di dottorato dal titolo omonimo: http://eprints.uniss.it/9473/.
Deposited On:25 Mar 2014 08:44

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