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Survey of traditional knowledge that are compliant to organic standard

AyanfeOluwa, Olufemi Emmanuel; AdeOluwa, Olugbenga O. and Gbadamosi, R.O. (2018) Survey of traditional knowledge that are compliant to organic standard. In: Rahmann, Gerold; Olowe, Victor Idowu; Olabiyi, Timothy Ipoola; Azim, Khalid and Olugbenga, AdeOluwa (Eds.) Ecological and Organic Agriculture Strategies for Viable Continental and National Development in the Context of the African Union's Agenda 2063. Scientific Track Proceedings of the 4th African Organic Conference. November 5-8, 2018. Saly Portudal, Senegal, pp. 235-240.

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The adoption of organic agriculture has been limited in Africa by inadequate organic alternatives in addressing some agricultural problems. This survey therefore sought to identify some of the ecological traditional methods that could conform to organic standards. Farmers with vast experience in both crop and livestock production, from various parts of Nigeria were gathered using a focused group discussion (FGD), in the year 2017. Various traditional knowledge were captured from the FGD and the ones that were organic standard compliant documented. The information captured covered crop protection, livestock health management, preservation methods, bio-security, fruit set induction, etc. However, the efforts of scientist shall be required to validate and or calibrate some of the methods, which could serve as efficient alternatives (to conventional methods) in organic system.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic agriculture, organic alternatives, organic inputs, traditional knowledge
Subjects: Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication > Technology transfer
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2018: 4th African Organic Conference
Related Links:http://www.afronet.bio/
Deposited By: AyanfeOluwa, Dr. Olufemi Emmanuel
ID Code:33253
Deposited On:26 Sep 2019 06:33
Last Modified:26 Sep 2019 06:33
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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