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Biological diversity
Land and Agriculture


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)


Alternative labels:
indigenous practice
traditional knowledge
traditional practice

In other languages

connaissances indigènes
врожденное знание
conocimiento nativo
معرفة محلية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with indigenous knowledge

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with indigenous knowledge. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Nagoya Protocol
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Noumea Convention
Carpathian Convention
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution


People Plants Profit (English)

Video - Introduction to the International Treaty on PGRFA

Traditional Knowledge