Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ORI:Seminar Series: Soils, science and the politics of knowledge

Last week, ORI Research Scholar , Dr Oluwatoyin Kolawole presented a seminar on " Soils, science and the politics of knowledge: Some critical issues in the global debates on integrated soil fertility management in Sub-Saharan Africa". The paper identified and addressed institutional framings of soil fertility problem in SSA. Furthermore, he analysed the political economy [and ecology] of soil management in SSA; and investigates how farmers’ knowledge are engaged in the process of achieving ISFM in the sub-continent. Drawing on some empirical evidences from Nigeria, the paper concluded by suggesting the need for an economically viable and socio-culturally acceptable framework for intersecting both western and local knowledge in ISFM.

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