Local knowledge and agricultural sustainability: a case study of Pradhan tribe in Adilabad district

This study aims at understanding the importance of such farmers'
knowledge and role in sustainable agriculture among the Pradhan Tribe in Adilabad District. The paper presents some empirical data from the Pradhan Tribe of Andhra Pradesh which highlights the community's indigenous agricultural knowledge and the
changes over time. These custodians of indigenous knowledge and world view practices play a very important role in agricultural development. They have evolved and adopted several mechanisms for land, soil and crop management including natural pest control. The Pradhans are still subsistence farmers, who primarily depend on agriculture.