Seed Mothers in India use their traditional knowledge to countervail climate change

Seed mothers advocating traditional methods by using local crop varieties and biofertilizers in India In Bhubane Swar, India, about 200 “seed mothers”, bihana-maa in the local language, with their exceptional traditional knowledge of indigenous seeds and conservation are identifying, collecting and distributing local varieties of crops, amongst which paddy and millet. They are also advocating […]

Indigenous Food Festival – The Healthy Food of Indigenous

Participatory video by InsightShare on the local communities of Karen Village and on the Indigenous Food Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand, as parto of an Indigenous Partnership project.

Indigenous community from Nongtraw village show their rotational farming techniques

This video was prepared by local community members of Nongtraw village, Meghalaya, in North West India, as part of the project Indigenous Partnership for Food Sovereignty and Agrobiodiversity. It shows the community’s traditional practices and systems for growing local crops such as millet and medicinal tea.

Indigenous communities in Central America use traditions to protect biodiversity

A project launched by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), conducted in coordination with the World Bank, to revive cultural values, traditional methods and land use between indigenous communities in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, in order to protect natural resources and conserve the region’s high biodiversity.

Ethical Considerations in Agro-biodiversity Research, Collecting, and Use

Johannes M. M. Engels, Hannes Dempewolf and Victoria Henson-Apollonio (2010),  Ethical Considerations in Agro-biodiversity Research, Collecting, and Use, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics   “Humans have always played a crucial role in the evolutionary dynamics of agricultural biodiversity and thus there is a strong relationship between these resources and human cultures. These agricultural resources have long been treated as […]