Indigenous Knowledge Management Practices: Looking at the Historical Perspectives of Palm Oil Extraction in Ologbo Ikpoba-Okha of Edo State of Nigeria.

Dore-Okuoimose, Mary Mena (2022) Indigenous Knowledge Management Practices: Looking at the Historical Perspectives of Palm Oil Extraction in Ologbo Ikpoba-Okha of Edo State of Nigeria. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Palm oil is one of the most commonly produced vegetable oils in the world, palm oil provides more oil per hectare than soya beans, oilseeds or sunflower seeds. Although palm oil is a better source of vegetable oil than other types of crude oil, there is concern that the increase in the amount of extraction of palm oil done these days if not monitored could have environmental and social impact on the environment. The significance of this research is to highlight the historical KM practices of the indigenous and contemporary palm oil producers in Ologbo Ikpoba-Okha of Edo State and specifically explore how KM information is gathered, stored and disseminated. Also, this research did not only discuss the issue of palm oil extraction in Ikpoba-Okha Nigeria, but also further promote economic development in various areas, especially the development of industries. This research also aimed to understand and highlight the current practices of palm oil extraction used by contemporary farmers and current methods used by indigenous farmers (traditional) in Ikpoba-Okha of Edo State Nigeria and how to generate new ideas and sustainable ways of natural resources management of palm oil extraction and also enhance palm oil extraction process in an eco-friendly way. This research contributes to the existing debate by building on the Lee and Choi (2003) Enabler Framework to link indigenous and current knowledge management practices of indigenous and contemporary palm oil producers. A qualitative research approach through 40 interviews was conducted on 20 indigenous farmers and 20 SMEs and medium size farmers (contemporary farmers) to investigate the indigenous and contemporary KM approaches of palm oil extraction in Ologbo Ikpoba-Okha of Edo State. This study has contributed to practice by extending the (Lee nd Choi, 2003), enabler framework by exploring it within IK and contemporary debate. Secondly, the investigative approach used has highlighted areas such as KM practices of indigenous farmers and those of contemporary palm oil farmers and areas where IK is especially weak and how that, can improve KM among palm oil farmers in Ologbo Ikpoba-Okha. Thirdly, this study has contributed to KM from a developing context as Nigeria is a developing country and the study of KM is dominated by Western literature (Abioye, et al., 2017) and so the study of IK contributes to IK practices of palm oil extraction, and finally the study had been able to explore KM in the agro business sector of Ologbo in Ikpoba-Okha area of Edo State Nigeria. This research also contribute to practice by helping policy makers develop strategies for supporting Indigenous farmers in the area of KM. Secondly, both indigenous palm oil farmers and contemporary farmers have identified areas that they face challenges and this can be a starting point to tackle the issues. Thirdly, with Nigeria palm oil still barred from some countries, the findings will help to address areas of KM that will help both contemporary and Indigenous farmers develop knowledge. Lastly- with the high unemployment in Nigeria, the enabler framework could serve as a guide developing KM policies for local palm oil farmers.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enabler – Framework, KM – Knowledge Management, IK – Indigenous Knowledge, Ologbo Ikpoba-Okha – Local Government area In Edo state Nigeria (Research Location), Palm Oil, Contemporary KM Palm Oil Extraction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Lesley Cresswell
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2022 14:28
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 13:45

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