Commenced in January 2007
Paper Count: 30458
Implication to Environmental Education of Indigenous Knowledge and the Ecosystem of Upland Farmers in Aklan, Philippines
Authors: Emily Arangote
Abstract:This paper defined the association between the indigenous knowledge, cultural practices and the ecosystem its implication to the environmental education to the farmers. Farmers recognize the need for sustainability of the ecosystem they inhabit. The cultural practices of farmers on use of indigenous pest control, use of insect-repellant plants, soil management practices that suppress diseases and harmful pests and conserve soil moisture are deemed to be ecologically-friendly. Indigenous plant materials that were more drought- and pest-resistant were grown. Crop rotation was implemented with various crop seeds to increase their disease resistance. Multi-cropping, planting of perennial crops, categorization of soil and planting of appropriate crops, planting of appropriate and leguminous crops, alloting land as watershed, and preserving traditional palay seed varieties were found to be beneficial in preserving the environment. The study also found that indigenous knowledge about crops are still relevant and useful to the current generation. This ensured the sustainability of our environment and incumbent on policy makers and educators to support and preserve for generations yet to come.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1314518Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 987
 EJ., Fenstad ,Science and traditional knowledge. Report from the ICSU study group on science and traditional knowledge, Paris: International Council for Science, 2002.
 DN., Pandey, Traditional knowledge systems for biodiversity conservation, Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Forestry Paper. FAO, Rome, Italy, 2002:22-41, 2002.
 GP., Yumul, NT., Servando, Suerte LO, Magarzo MY, Juguan LV, Dimalanta CB. Tropical cyclonesouthwest monsoon interaction and the 2008 floods and landslides in Panay island, central Philippines: meteorological and geological factors, Natural hazards, 2012 Jul 1;62(3):827-40, 2012.
 T., Lum, R., Margesson, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): US and international response to Philippines disaster, Current Politics and Economics of South, Southeastern, and Central Asia. 2014 Apr 1;23(2):209, 2014.
 V., Tauli-Corpuz, R.,De Chavez, E., Baldo-Soriano , Magata H, Golocan C, Bugtong MV, Enkiwe-Abayao L, J. Carino, Guide on climate change and indigenous peoples, Tebtebba, Baguio City, Philippines, 2009.
 F., Yamin, J., Depledge, The international climate change regime: a guide to rules, institutions and procedures, Cambridge University Press; 2004.
 J.,Pretty , Social capital and the collective management of resources. Science, 302(5652):1912-4, 2003.
 M., Gadgil, Berkes F, C., Folke, Indigenous knowledge for biodiversity conservation, Ambio, 151-6, 1993 May 1.
 WH., Scott, Looking for the prehispanic Filipino: and other essays in Philippine history, Cellar Book Shop; 1992.
 H. F., Funtecha, Traditional farming in Central Panay: A microcosmic world in environmental and cultural awareness, Palayag, CWVS Monograph Series, Center for West Visayan Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, UP in the Visayas, Iloilo City, Philippines,(2001).
 W. J., Trousdale, Sustainable tourism planning with multiple objective decision analysis: a case study of the Guimaras farm tourism pilot project, M.A. Thesis, School of Community and Regional Planning, The Colorado College, BC, 1996.
 C. R., Ember, M., Ember, & P. N., Peregrine, Anthropology, Singapore: Pearson Education Asia Pte Ltd, 2002.
 JH., Steward, The concept and method of cultural ecology, The Environment in Anthropology: A Reader in Ecology, Culture and Sustainable Living. 5-9, 2006.
 G. B.,Villamor, & RD., Lasco, Rewarding upland people for forest conservation: experience and lessons learned from case studies in the Philippines. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 28(3-5):304-21, 2009 May 13.
 W. H., Allen, Biocultural restoration of a tropical forest, BioScience, 38(3):156-61, 1988 Mar 1.
 C. R., Hilario, I. A., Rico, Biray, E. T. & E. I., Gonzales, Traditional knowledge in upland farming towards ecological restoration. Restrospect, Vol. 1, Number College of Teacher Education, Aklan State University, Banga, Aklan, Philippines, 2012.
 J. A. , Dator-Bercilla, Indigenous rice farming technology and the survival of farming communities in the age of globalization. Palayag (CWVS Monograph Series). Center for West Visayan Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, UP in the Visayas, Iloilo City, Philippines, 2004.