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Endogenous Development
in Practice
Towards well-being of people and ecosystems

A photo documentation of the various activities and experiences of the COMPAS partners on endogenous development.

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Learning Endogenous Development
Building on Bio-cultural Diversity

With ideas, guidelines, and examples of how to put endogenous develoment into practice. The book shows how field staff can be helped to learn, and how training or learning activities can best be organised to support enogenous development.

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Nature Farming
Integration of traditional knowledge systems with modern farming in rice, by J.M.R. Sarath Bandara

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NATURE FARMING

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Endogenous Development
in India
Revisiting Swadeshi

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Endogenous Development
in Africa
Towards a Systematisation of Experiences

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DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

 

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Use of Animal Products in Traditional Agriculture
A Pilot Project in
Southern India

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Compas series on Worldviews and Sciences, No. 6

Endogenous Development and Bio-cultural Diversity

This book presents the outcome of the international conference on Endogenous Development and Bio-cultural Diversity; The interplay of worldviews, globalisation and locality.

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BIO-CULTURAL DIVERSITY

 

 

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Compas series on Worldviews and Sciences, No. 5

Traditional Knowledge Systems of India and
Sri Lanka

A.V. Balasubramanian and T.D. Nirmala Devi (eds.)

This volume is meant to provide the reader with an overview about the material presented and discussed at the 'Compas Asian Regional Workshop on Traditional Knowledge' that was held between 3rd and 5th of July 2006 at Bangalore.

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Compas series on Worldviews and Sciences, No.4

Moving Worldviews
Reshaping Sciences, Policies and Practices for Endogenous Sustainable Development

Bertus Haverkort and Coen Reijntjes (eds.)

This book presents the outcome of the European conference on Moving Worldviews. The conference searched for answers to the polycrisis that the globe faces in terms of ecology, social conflicts and security. One of the questions addressed at the conference is What is the relation between the polycrisis and the dominant worldview in the West?

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Compas series on Worldviews and Sciences, No. 3

African Knowledges and Sciences
Understanding and supporting the ways of knowing in Sub-Saharan Africa

David Millar, Stephen Bugu Kendie, Agnes Atia Apusigah and Bertus Haverkort (eds.)

This book presents the outcome of the African conference on the ways of knowing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The purpose for this conference was to gather experiences and positions from traditional people, scholars, and practitioners on African traditional practices and knowledges, in order to understand, develop, and consolidate African Sciences. The conference was to provide a platform for enhancement of the 'scientification of the African knowledges' and in doing so raise interest and challenge actions for its revitalisation.

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Ancient Roots, New Shoots
Endogenous development in practice

Bertus Haverkort, Katrien van 't Hooft and Wim Hiemstra (eds.)

The present global problems of poverty, ecological destruction and loss of cultural diversity call for innovative solutions. Experiences indicate that the cultural identity and initiatives of local people can provide important keys to sustainable rural development. This book describes the processes whereby the present-day diversity of knowledges and cultures has emerged.

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Food for Thought
Ancient visions and new experiments of rural people

Bertus Haverkort and Wim Hiemstra (eds.)

Food for Thought presents new insights about knowledge of rural people. In many societies, good harvests and good health can only be obtained if the laws of nature, regulations of the community and rules set by the spiritual beings are properly followed. This book hopes to stimulate development agencies to take indigenous knowledge seriously.

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