Traditional Knowledge


Loko iʻa: Indigenous aquaculture and mariculture in Hawaiʻi, USA

Brenda Asuncion, Kevin K.J. Chang, Miwa Tamanaha; Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo Loko iʻa are advanced, extensive forms of aquaculture unique to Hawaiʻi. While techniques of herding or trapping adult fish in shallow tidal areas, in estuaries and along their inland migration can be found around the globe, Hawaiians have developed fishponds that are technologically unique, advancing … Read more

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Network of Weavers of the Ipiales Indigenous Reserve, Colombia

By Edhith Bastidas, Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network and the Center for the Promotion and Indigenous and Social Development YANAPANAKUY, Colombia The Indigenous Reserve of Ipiales is located in the Department of Nariño in the southwest of Colombia. Its population is approximately 25,000 people belonging to the village of Los Pastos. Through an alliance between the … Read more

Colectivo de indígenas iniciando elaboración de pasteles

Engendering biodiversity: Zenú Women, San Andrés De Sotavento, Colombia

The Zenú women of Colombia use their critical knowledge of natural resources and cultural practices in the meaningful space of the front yard, or patio, which survives despite the fragmentation of their ancestral territories over the past three centuries. The Zenú de San Andrés de Sotavento reserve is located in the Caribbean region of Colombia, … Read more

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Pgaz K’Nyau community social enterprise as alternative livelihoods for young generations, northern Thailand

Nutdanai Trakansuphakon*, Pgaz K’Nyau Association for Sustainable Development (PASD) The Pgaz K’Nyau (Karen) practice rotational farming as a self-reliant economy for our own food consumption. But today, we also need cash incomes for our expenses in everyday life.  PASD works with Pgaz K’Nyau communities on community social enterprise because today young people migrate to work … Read more