An investigation into the role of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) in poverty alleviation : a case study of Lokaleng village
Legari, Hermina Eliza Florah
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Indigenous knowledge Systems (IKS) is a local knowledge which is acquired in a non-formal settings through experience. Elders of the communities are the custodians of this knowledge, and they passed from generation to the next by word of mouth. This study investigated the role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in poverty alleviation in Lokaleng village. It was found that, the local community of Lokaleng is affected by poverty. They used IKS in poverty alleviation. The community made use of the natural resources such as land, plants, etc. to earn a living. However, for further growth of IKS in Lokaleng, the community still needs the support ( for eg. financial assistance) from the government. Therefore, the study recommends the following: (a) awareness on the use of IKS in bringing development, particularly in areas such as Lokaleng village. (b) IKS should be included in the curriculum so that even the youth can recognize the importance of the indigenous knowledge. ( c) There should be a financial support from the government or any financial institution.
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