Indigenous Knowledge In Imo State: A Case Study Of Ife Community In Ezinihitte Local Government Of Imo State, Nigeria

  • GC Umunnakwe
  • CN Nwachukwu
Keywords: Indigenous, Knowledge, availability, utilization, document, Ife community

Abstract

The study examined the availability, types, utilization, dissemination and documentation of indigenous knowledge in Ife Community of Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. Structured interview schedule was used for data collection. Ten respondents were interviewed from each village in Ife making a total of eighty respondents. The result of the study showed that the people of Ife Community still practice and utilize different types of indigenous knowledge in the area of agriculture, health, food preparation, Local craft and industry, history/culture. Result also revealed that dissemination of indigenous knowledge is still from parents to children, learning through observation, learning through participation and from master to apprentice. It was also discovered that there have been no serious effort to document this knowledge either by inhabitance of Ife Community in Ezinihitte Local Government and Imo State Government.
Based on the finding of this research recommendation were made with a view to disseminate, document and preserve indigenous knowledge using the new information and communication technology so that this knowledge will not be lost forever.
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