This paper reports on a case study from a rural village of Thailand about rice which is the staple crop of the country for over a thousand years, hence the “rice culture”. It analyses how PCST has undertaken a significant role in bridging local wisdom (LW) and modern science and technology within cointelligent process. Problems of indigenous rice varieties being replaced by the higher yielding commercial ones, and dependency on commercial seeds were resolved. It shows that the synergy of different knowledge systems, with PCST as a catalyst, could provide perspective for LW and modern science & technology to co-exist and enrich each other.

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PCST enables indigenous rice varieties and the commercial ones to co-ecist
A case study from Thailand

Yuwanuch Tinnaluck   ASEAN Handicraft Promotion And Development Association (AHPADA)

This paper reports on a case study from a rural village of Thailand about rice which is the staple crop of the country for over a thousand years, hence the “rice culture”. It analyses how PCST has undertaken a significant role in bridging local wisdom (LW) and modern science and technology within cointelligent process. Problems of indigenous rice varieties being replaced by the higher yielding commercial ones, and dependency on commercial seeds were resolved. It shows that the synergy of different knowledge systems, with PCST as a catalyst, could provide perspective for LW and modern science & technology to co-exist and enrich each other.

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