What is it about?

The paper propounds the 'usage preference' theory and opines that local people will continue to utilize the knowledge that belongs to them in time and space regardless of the degree of modernity. It also argues that local knowledge is indispensable for achieving sustainable development in the 21st Century and beyond.

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Why is it important?

The uniqueness of this paper is about the new proposition on the usage preference of LK. It builds on previous works to further establish the factors that enhance the perpetuity of LK and its utilisation.


This paper is likely to find relevance in indigenous knowledge research in all regions of the world.

Prof Oluwatoyin Dare Kolawole
University of Botswana

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This page is a summary of: Is local knowledge peripheral? The future of Indigenous knowledge in research and development, AlterNative An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, March 2022, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/11771801221088667.
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