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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (2004)

Indigenous knowledge of rural women on environmental management and sustainable development

Renganathan S.

Titre : Indigenous knowledge of rural women on environmental management and sustainable development

Auteur : Renganathan S.

Université de soutenance : Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Agriculture) 2004

Résumé partiel
Over the years, after the ’Green Revolution’ there has been a rapid decline in soil fertility and productivity resulting in plummeting crop yields. Continuous use of chemical fertilizers and inorganic pesticides has polluted the environment and has caused a serious harm to the agro biodiversity of the farms. Moreover, there has been over exploitation of the natural resources which has resulted in the resource potential of the farmlands reaching a nadir.Women by virtue of their traditional allocation of roles as house-hold managers and caretakers are more closer to the environment. In this context, the indigenous knowledge of rural women on environmental management and sustainable development attains greater significance. Keeping this in mind, the study was formulated with the following specific objectives. To collect, classify, analyse and document the indigenous knowledge of rural women on environmental management and sustainable development, to analyse the rationality of indigenous knowledge items, to assess the extent of awareness and adoption of indigenous environmental management practices among rural women, to study the relationship between the characteristics of rural women with the extent of awareness and extent of adoption of indigenous environmental management practices, To analyse reasons for adoption as well as non-adoption of indigenous environmental management practices by rural women and to suggest strategies for effective environmental management and to improve the awareness and adoption of Indigenous Environmental Management Practices(IEMPs) among rural women.

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