Indigenous knowledge and livestock raising

    | January 11, 2010

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    Our story from Mauritius introduces a young man who took up dairy farming 20 years after his family abandoned that very business. Every day, in Africa and elsewhere, children and youth learn agricultural practices from their families and communities. But, unfortunately, important traditional knowledge can be lost when youth or entire families choose not to farm.

    This week’s script visits two countries outside of Africa – Costa Rica and Indonesia – for examples of traditional knowledge in livestock rearing. It describes an indigenous method for housing chickens, and traditional knowledge that assists in livestock breeding. These stories may be of interest to your listeners, or you may use them as inspiration for a local report on the use of indigenous knowledge in agriculture.

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