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A theoretical and empirical model for soil conservation using indigenous knowledge

M Kazemi
M Shahvali
K Zarafshani


This paper illuminates the practice of indigenous soil conservation among Mamasani farmers in Fars province in Iran. Bos’s decision making model was used as a conceptual framework for the study. A qualitative paradigm was used as research methodology. Qualitative techniques were: Mind
Mapping, RRA, semi-structured interviews, indepth and focus group interviews. A new decision making model which was rich in subjective views flexibility and high level of interactivity among farmers and researchers was developed.