Food For Thought: Ancient Visions and New Experiments of Rural People

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This book presents new insights about the knowledge systems of rural people. It goes beyond the technical knowledge embodied in traditional farming, land use and health practices by dealing with their underlying ancient worldviews and cosmovisions. It draws some general conclusions about the holistic nature, strengths and limitations of these bodies of knowledge and describes how in various countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe some development agencies are supporting rural people and their traditional leaders in carrying out practical experiments based on local concepts.

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Bertus Haverkort and Wim Hiemstra are with the Centre for Research and Information on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA).

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'A compendium of the experiments of traditional rural communities around the world as they struggle with the modern age. It strikes a fine balance between romanticising the traditional and lionising the new and is, again, a good collection of examples of real action, by real people at local level to make their lives work and remain free' - Ecologist

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