Biocultural Heritage

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Case studies and partners

China:

Fri, 10/01/2003 - 07:03 - Local Wax Maize in Long'anLocal Wax Maize in Long'an
Participatory Plant Breeding and Farmers' Rights in S.W. China.

Coordinated by:
Yiching Song (yiching2002cn@gmail.com) and
Jingsong Li (maolee2000@yahoo.com.cn)
Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP)

Read:

The role of biodiversity, traditional knowledge and participatory plant breeding in climate change adaptation in Karst mountain areas in SW China. Yiching Song and Jingsong Li (2011).

Use it or Lose it: Protecting the traditional knowledge, genetic resources and customary laws of marginal farmers in SW China. Jingsong Li and Yiching Song (2010).

Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP)


India:

Sun, 23/11/2008 - 19:40 - Traditional knowledge in Lepcha and Limbu communities (Kalimpong, Eastern Himalaya, India)
In traditional Lepcha and Limbu communities, traditional knowledge is very closely linked to the biological resources found in the region and vice versa.  Customary seed exchange, seed-networks and seed banks have helped protect their traditional knowledge and resources against permanent loss. 
© Centre for Mountain Dynamics, 2009
India: Traditional knowledge in Lepcha and Limbu communities (Kalimpong, Eastern Himalaya)
Protecting Lepcha and Limbus Farmers' Rights in E. Himalayas.

Coordinated by:
Ruchi Pant (ruchi_kumaon04@yahoo.co.in)
Ecoserve, Delhi

Read: Heritage on the Edge: Protecting Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources in the Eastern Himalayas, India. Ruchi Pant (2012)

Ecoserve

Watch video: Heritage on the edge (on IIED site)

A short film exploring the status and threats to Bio-cultural Heritage, and the responses needed.

 


India: 

Tue, 20/10/2009 - 15:05 - Yanadi healers showing medicinal plants in the field, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaIndia: Yanadi Healer
Protecting Yanadi Healers' Rights in Andhra Pradesh

Coordinated by:
S. Vedavathy
Herbal and Folklore Research Centre (HFRC)

Read: Displaced and Marginalised: Protecting the traditional knowledge, customary laws and forest rights of Yanadi tribals of Andhra Pradesh. S. Vedavathy (2010).

Herbal and Folklore Research Centre (HFRC)


Kenya:

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 06:04 - Mijikenda elders, KenyaMijikenda elders, Kenya
Protecting Maasai and Mijikenda Healers’ Rights

Coordinated by:
Doris Mutta (Doris_Mutta@Yahoo.Com)
Kenya Forestry Research Centre, KEFRI) and
Peter Munyi (pmunyi@icipe.org)
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, ICIPE

Read: Protecting Traditional Health Knowledge in Kenya: The Role of Customary Laws and Practices. Paul Ongugo, Doris Mutta, Mohamed Pakia, Peter Munyi (2012)

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, ICIPE

Kenya Forestry Research Centre, KEFRI


Panama:

Sat, 09/04/2005 - 21:12 - Kuna woman participating in community workshop on traditional knowledge, PanamaPanama: Kuna woman participating in community workshop on traditional knowledge
Protecting Kuna and Embera Wounaan Medicinal Knowledge

Coordinated by:
Heraclio Herrera (heraclioherrera@hotmail.com)
Fundacion Dobbo Yala

Read: 'Panama Case Study – Kuna and Embera-Wounaan Medicinal Knowledge & Access Protocols' in 'Protecting Community Rights over Traditional Knowledge: Implications of customary laws and practices p. 17-18'

Fundacion Dobbo Yala
 


Peru:

Mon, 29/11/2010 - 01:33 - Farmers sharing potatoes in the Potato Park, PeruPeru: Farmers sharing potatoes in the Potato Park
Andean Customary Laws and Equitable Benefit-Sharing in the Potato Park

Coordinated by:
Alejandro Argumedo (alejandro@andes.org.pe)
Asociacion ANDES

Read:

Community Biocultural Protocols: Building Mechanisms for Access and Benefit Sharing Among the Communities of the Potato Park Based on Quechua Customary Norms (Detailed Report)

Community Biocultural Protocols: Building Mechanisms for Access and Benefit Sharing Among the Communities of the Potato Park Based on Quechua Customary Norms (Summary Report)

'Peru Case Study – Customary Law in the Potato Park & Protection of Indigenous Names' in 'Protecting Community Rights over Traditional Knowledge: Implications of customary laws and practices p. 19 – 20

Asociacion ANDES