Testing and Validation of Indigenous Knowledge: The Compas Experience from Southern India

Professor M.P.Ranjan

Editors: A.V. Balasubramanian, K. Vijayalakshmi, Shylaja R. Rao and R. Abarna Thooyavathy. March 2011.

This publication provides an overview of efforts undertaken by COMPAS partners towards testing and validation of indigenous knowledge of health and agriculture. It encompasses varied themes includinglocal health traditions, ethnoveterinary traditions, bone setting practices and treatment for Malaria in the area of health and characterization of properties of indigenous seed varieties, disease resistance, seed treatment and methodology for rapid assessment of traditional agricultural practices . The results have been rich and fascinating and this publication shares the results of this pilot work with a larger readership.

Contribution: Shriji, Ramjee, CEE South

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