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Knowledge and Sustainability: The Introduction of Agency into Agricultural Research in Northern Ghana

  • Bina Desai
Part of the Frauen · Gesellschaft · Kritik book series (FGK)

Abstract

International agricultural research has on the whole always been a commodity oriented enterprise. Recently the officially acknowledged demand for an introduction of interdisciplinarity (including sociological, political, economical, anthropological etc. aspects) and participatory approaches theoretically changed the research agenda. Yet in practice, and even more so on a national level, research institutions and practising researchers are struggling with new concepts and approaches, while the structures remain commodity oriented and rigid.

Keywords

Indigenous Knowledge Agentic Orientation American Journal ofSociology Farming System Research Connected Dualism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bina Desai
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  1. 1.University of BielefeldDeutschland

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