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Indigenous knowledge

We have 23 items tagged with ‘Indigenous knowledge’.
  • Nature landscape of a spring with ducks, and mountains in the background

    Supporting a nature positive, equitable Global Biodiversity Framework

    IIED is keen to ensure that the final post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework that is negotiated by Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity is not just good for nature, but good for people too

    4 May 2021 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Headshots of five people over a forest

    Indigenous knowledge, people and nature – all crucial to Kunming: Make Change Happen podcast episode 11

    In this episode of Make Change happen, we explore the concept of 'biocultural heritage', which comes from the lived experience of Indigenous Peoples, and is critical to the success of the new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

    26 April 2021 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Quechua woman

    Here's why Indigenous economics is the key to saving nature

    Mainstream Western economics is destroying the environment - and the Indigenous knowledge that has conserved nature for millennia

    13 April 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Fledgling mangroves with a woman on the right of the image

    Devolved Climate Finance (DCF) Alliance

    An alliance of government and non-government organisations is promoting a mechanism for delivering climate finance to the local level for inclusive climate adaptation

    28 January 2021 | Article | Climate change
  • An elderly woman in a field holds crops in the air with both hands

    Indigenous food systems, biocultural heritage and agricultural resilience

    IIED is working with partners in the UK, China, India and Kenya to establish a new partnership and network for interdisciplinary research on indigenous food systems. The aim is to link humanities academics, agriculture researchers and indigenous peoples to design new interdisciplinary research on indigenous food systems past and present, from farm to plate, and enhance evidence on the role of indigenous crops in agricultural resilience

    6 April 2020 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Men present findings on a large map at the front of a community meeting

    How can we incorporate local knowledge into climate planning and policy? …Maps!

    In Kenya, participatory mapping makes it possible for indigenous knowledge to be included in planning and policy where for too long it was excluded, showing technology can bring people’s voices to power

    17 January 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • People sitting in a pasture

    International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP)

    The International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) brings together mountain communities from 11 countries as they seek to revitalise biocultural heritage for climate-resilient and sustainable food systems. IIED provides communications, advocacy and capacity support for INMIP.

    27 June 2019 | Project | Biodiversity
  • View of the town of Pisaq in Peru, near the Potato Park Biocultural Heritage Territory

    Indigenous biocultural heritage for sustainable development

    IIED and partners in four countries are exploring how the traditional knowledge, biodiversity and landscapes of Indigenous Peoples can contribute to sustainable development

    29 April 2019 | Project | Biodiversity
  • The experiences of mountain communities in Kyrgyzstan were shared at a learning exchange (Photo: Alan Zulch)

    Mountain communities stress the importance of biocultural heritage for global food security

    Ahead of an intergovernmental forum on biodiversity and food security, the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples has published a report highlighting the importance of biodiversity and indigenous knowledge for climate adaptation

    15 February 2019 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Indigenous women in Bangladesh's Lawachara National Park collecting wood for building (Photo: Fabian Lambeck, Creative Commons via Wikipedia)

    Three ‘E’s to guide the post-2020 biodiversity roadmap

    Joji Cariño sets out three key principles that could underpin a new biodiversity deal where humans and nature work in harmony – and explains why indigenous peoples and local communities will be key in shaping this deal

    6 November 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • More than 100 representatives of indigenous mountain communities met in Peru's Potato Park in April 2017 to share their expertise and build their international network (Photo: Lucia Flórez Zelaya)

    Mountain indigenous peoples call for support for biocultural landscapes to achieve the SDGs

    The International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples has called for support and legal protection for biocultural heritage landscapes and community conserved areas following an event in Peru

    28 June 2017 | News | Climate change
  • The Potato Park’s Craft micro-enterprise group. Biocultural heritage indicators that are a guarantee of origin and authenticity have increased incomes and improved social cohesion at the Potato Park (Photo: Asociacion ANDES (Peru))

    Designing a biocultural heritage labelling system: survey results

    Our survey found broad support for a labelling scheme for biocultural heritage-based products. Now we need to get a pilot project off the ground

    16 January 2017 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The Stone Village Seed Park lies in the Himalayan foothills of Yunnan, Southwest China. It is the homeland of the ethnic minority Naxi people. 

    Biocultural heritage territories film now in Spanish

    A visually stunning photofilm that profiles three biocultural heritage terriritories and their role in biodiversity conservation and locally determined development is now available in Spanish. Biocultural heritage territories protect indigenous and traditional land tenure and use land management to preserve fragile ecosystems and promote locally determined patterns of development

    30 August 2016 | News | Climate change
  • Sorting apricots in Tajikistan. The diverse and extreme climatic conditions of Central Asia helped farmers develop fruit varieties adaptable to drought and other environmental stresses (Photo: UNDP, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The Paris Agreement – a framework for local inclusion

    The Paris Agreement commits governments to climate action. To deliver this agenda successfully, they must engage with all sectors of society, including indigenous peoples, and recognise traditional knowledge

    5 February 2016 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Biocultural products of the Potato Park in Peru, an example of the goods and services that can be produced by indigenous peoples to provide income and enhance incentives to sustain biocultural heritage (Photo: ANDES)

    Consultation: designing a new biocultural heritage indication

    How can indigenous people benefit more from their biocultural heritage? A new project wants to hear your feedback on how a labelling scheme for biocultural heritage-based products could work

    20 August 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Representatives from indigenous mountain communities gather in Bhutan to discuss the impacts of climate change and how to respond using their biocultural heritage

    New film highlights mountain communities' climate workshop

    The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has released a film showcasing an event where mountain communities discussed the impacts of climate change and how to respond using their biocultural heritage

    18 May 2015 | News | Biodiversity
  • The Amaru community, in Peru, do not use any fertiliser on their crops (Image: Adam Kerby)

    'Guardians of Diversity' film in Spanish and Chinese

    A film documenting an international meeting of indigenous farmers in Peru's Potato Park to discuss adaptation to climate change is now available in Spanish and Chinese

    16 February 2015 | News | Biodiversity
  • Drying medicinal plants, the knowledge of which is passed down through generations. In South Asia alone, there are more than 8,000 plant species with known medicinal value (Photo: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit)

    Sustaining local food systems and agricultural biodiversity

    How and under what conditions can decentralised governance, capacity building and participation by farmers promote food systems that adapt to changing conditions and climates and maintain agricultural biodiversity?

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Voices and flavours of the earth: Food sovereignty in the Andes

    Voices and flavours of the earth: Food sovereignty in the Andes

    Voices and flavours of the earth: Visualising food sovereignty in the Andes is a multimedia publication that uses video, audio, images and text to describe how indigenous communities are drawing on their knowledge and cosmovisions to rethink the priorities and governance of food and agricultural research in the Andean Altiplano of Bolivia and Peru.

    3 June 2013 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Peruvian men and women on a mountainside, pouring water on the earth

    Learning to value Mother Earth

    Making informed choices about eating foods that have less of an environmental impact is increasingly important. We can all learn lessons from local communities living in the Andes

    2 June 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • With food and climate change, policymakers risk betting on the wrong horse

    Governments are ignoring a vast store of knowledge -- generated over thousands of years -- that could protect food supplies and make agriculture more resilient to climate change, says a briefing published today by IIED.

    31 October 2011 | News | Climate change
  • New website shows how nature plus culture equals resilience

    Nature and culture are deeply linked. Together they are central to the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of marginalised people around the world, and will be critical to how they respond to climate change and other environmental challenges.

    18 May 2011 | News | Biodiversity
  • Farmers from Mali and neighbouring countries.

    International farmers exchange for mutual learning: Privatisation of knowledge and seeds

    In February 2007, ahead of the Nyéléni Forum for Food Sovereignty, IIED and its partners from India, Indonesia, Iran and Peru facilitated a preparatory workshop for farmers from Mali and neighbouring countries

    3 February 2009 | News | Food and agriculture
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