Notes on Contributors
1 Rice cropping practices in Nepal: indigenous adaptation to adverse and difficult environments 6
2 Farmer-based experimentation with velvetbean: innovation within tradition 32
3 Side-stepped by the Green Revolution: farmers' traditional rice cultivars in the uplands and rainfed lowlands 50
4 Environmental dynamics, adaptation and experimentation in indigenous Sudanese water harvesting 64
5 The indigenization of exotic inputs by small-scale farmers on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria 80
6 Farmer management of rootcrop genetic diversity in Southern Philippines 92
7 Farmer experimentation in a Venezuelan Andean group 113
8 Indian farmers opt for ecological profits 125
9 Indigenous agricultural experimentation in home gardens of South India: conserving biological diversity and achieving nutritional security 134
10 Living local knowledge for sustainable development 147
11 Varietal diversity and farmers' knowledge: the case of the sweet potato in Irian Jaya 158
12 The indigenous concept of experimentation among Malian farmers 163
13 Umnotho Wethu Amadobo: the clash between indigenous agricultural knowledge and a Western conservation ethic in Maputaland, South Africa 172
14 Local-level experimentation with social organization and management of self-reliant agricultural development: the case of gender in Ara, Nigeria 184
15 Chinese farmers' initiatives in technology development and dissemination: a case of a farmer association for rural technology development 192
Gordon Prain Gordon Prain, Regional Director, International Potato Centre, East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Division, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Sam Fujisaka Sam Fujisaka, Agricultural Anthropologist, CIAT, Colombia.
D Michael Warren Professor Dennis Michael Warren was an anthropologist and leading Africanist scholar who taught at Iowa State University from 1972 to1997. Professor Warren was especially interested in indigenous knowledge and rural development in Africa. His interest in indigenous knowledge led him to the study of art, culture, the rural economy and traditional healing in Ghana and Nigeria and to comparative studies of other societies.