• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 14, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Ethno Agronomy and Sustainable Community Development


Objective: The traditional agricultural systems have proven throughout history their relevance and sustainability, at one time they were considered inefficient, primitive, based on myths and not on scientific studies, however, their revaluation reappears today as an alternative to promote the development sustainable community through ethno agronomy. Methods: The study is a methodological proposal that uses ethno agronomy as a fundamental axis in the approach of sustainable community development strategies. The proposal arises from the need to have a methodological reference with an interdisciplinary approach that serves as a guide to the relevant actors in the promotion of this type of development. Ethno agronomy community development and social metabolism are used as a theoretical basis. Findings: The results highlight the possibility of analyzing reality through at least six dimensions: environmental, social, economic, cultural, institutional and technological. Application: The operation of the methodological proposal considers the following phases: Detection of problems, definition of lines of action and analysis of alternatives and it is concluded that the methodological proposal for the construction of sustainable community development based on ethno agronomy is valid only for a geographical context, social and cultural, on a specific spatial and temporal scale.

Keywords: Extensionism, Innovation, Management, Participation, Rural, Territory


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