Indigenous technical knowledge: its significance in the current scenario of fish farming in West Bengal
Chandan Haldar, Suchismita Nath
The term indigenous technical knowledge denotes the distinctive, traditional, local knowledge existing within and developed around specific conditions of men and women indigenous to a particular geographical region. Indigenous technical knowledge (ITK) is the accumulated skill and technology of a locality or a community that has been passed on from one generation to another generation. Indigenous knowledge (IK) is broadly speaking the knowledge used by local people to make a living in particular environment. It can be defined as “A body of knowledge built up by a group of people through generations of living in close contact with nature”. Importance of Indigenous Knowledge System Indigenous Knowledge is an integral part of the development process of local communities IKS provides the foundation for their beliefs and traditional practices Indigenous knowledge helps to promote biodiversity conservation IK learning attitudes and values for a sustainable future IK starting locally: From the “Known” to the “Unknown”. ITK is the information based on society which enables the communication and decision making. It is very dynamic and constantly influenced by internal creativity and experimentation as well as by contact with external systems.
Chandan Haldar, Suchismita Nath. Indigenous technical knowledge: its significance in the current scenario of fish farming in West Bengal. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 60-63