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Biological diversity
Land and Agriculture

Definition(s)

Local knowledge that is unique to a given culture or society, which is the basis for local-level decision making in agriculture, health care, education and other matters of concern in rural communities. (Source:GEMET/ WIK)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
indigenous practice
traditional knowledge
traditional practice
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In other languages

French
connaissances indigènes
Russian
врожденное знание
Spanish
conocimiento nativo
Arabic
معرفة محلية

Explore content

Follow up the links below to see InforMEA content related to indigenous knowledge coming up from several external sources.

Multimedia

People Plants Profit (English)

Video - Introduction to the International Treaty on PGRFA

Traditional Knowledge