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    Toward a Knowledge of Local Knowledge and its Importance for Agricultural RD&E.Constance M. McCorkle - 1989 - Agriculture and Human Values 6 (3):4-12.
    Local knowledge (both technological and sociological) and communication systems represent a logical starting point and a rich body of resources for successful agricultural research, development, and extension (RD&E). Drawing upon concrete examples from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, this essay presents an overview of definitions, topics, and applications of local knowledge in agricultural RD&E. Also noted are caveats, future research and training needs, and human values issues related to the study and utilization of local knowledge systems and their products.
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    Social Research in International Agricultural R&D: Lessons From the Small Ruminant CRSP. [REVIEW]Constance M. McCorkle, Michael F. Nolan, Keith Jamtgaard & Jere L. Gilles - 1989 - Agriculture and Human Values 6 (3):42-51.
    The uses of the most “social” of the social sciences—sociology and anthropology—in international agricultural research and development (R&D) have often been poorly understood. Drawing upon a decade of work by the Sociology Project of the Small Ruminant Collaborative Research Support Program, this article exemplifies how and where social scientists can and have contributed to major development initiatives, and it illustrates some of the larger lessons to be learned for human values concerns in international agriculture.
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    Back to the Future: Lessons From Ethnoveterinary RD&E for Studying and Applying Local Knowledge. [REVIEW]Constance M. McCorkle - 1995 - Agriculture and Human Values 12 (2):52-80.
    Ethnoveterinary research, development, and extension (ERD&E) has emerged as a rich field for discovering, adapting, and transferring appropriate and sustainable animal health technologies to rural and peri-urban stockraisers, especially in Third World countries. This field is defined as the holistic, interdisciplinary study of local knowledge and practices, together with the social structure in which they are embedded, that pertain to the healthcare and healthful husbandry of animals used for a multitude of purposes. Especially in the Third World, livestock play a (...)
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    Parallels and Potentials in Animal and Human Ethnomedical Technique.Constance M. McCorkle & Marina Martin - 1998 - Agriculture and Human Values 15 (2):139-144.
    In all cultures, ethnomedical practices are largely the same for animals and people, whether in mode of administration of materia medica, in the materials themselves, or in surgical, mechanical, behavioral, medico-religious, and other realms. Below, parallels between veterinary and human ethnomedical techniques are outlined. Taken together, they suggest that a number of benefits could be gained by closer collaboration between veterinary and human medicine in the delivery of basic healthcare information and services.
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    Intersectoral Healthcare Delivery.Constance M. McCorkle & Edward C. Green - 1998 - Agriculture and Human Values 15 (2):105-114.
    Within a given culture – whether industrialized or more tradition oriented – essentially the same fundamental medical theories, practices, and pharmacopoeia tend to be applied to human and non-human sickness and patients. In modern industrialized societies, however, healthcare services are sharply divided between human and veterinary medicine. There is likewise a sharp division between practitioners in these two health sectors: medical doctors and veterinarians. Yet in non-Western, traditional or indigenous medical systems, the same practitioners often treat both humans and animals. (...)
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