(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

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Indigenous knowledge of landscape-ecological zones among traditional herbalists : a case study in Keiyo District, Kenya

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The aim of this study is the insight of traditional herbalists in the landscape-ecological factors which control the growth of the plants they use for healing their patients. The extent of this insight determines their capacity to adapt to environmental changes such as deforestation and soil degradation. This paper deals with the landscape-ecological perception of herbalists who live in an area with sharp landscape contrasts and drastic changes in landuse : the Keiyo Escarpment in the Rift which links the cool and humid Uasin Gishu Plateau at a level of more than 2600 m a.s.l., with the warm and semi-arid Kerio Valley at 1250 m


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 44, no1 [pp. 51-60]

Bibliographic references : 19 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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