Indigenous Knowledge

Rural and indigenous communities have been experiencing the negative effects of climate change which threaten their resource base and livelihoods. This section enables access to a range of resources that focus on indigenous knowledge and also document local efforts to cope with and adapt to these effects.

Indigenous people’s rights to lands, territories, and resources,
The International Land Coalition published a synthesis paper that identifies a variety of rights to territories and natural resources that attach to...
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This compendium presents a wide-ranging overview of more than 400 projects, case studies and research activities specifically related to climate change and...
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This paper highlights indigenous mitigation and adaptation strategies that have been practiced in the Sahel, and the benefits of integrating indigenous...
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The knowledge of and uses of specific plants and animals for medicinal purposes (often referred to as indigenous or “traditional medicine”) is an important...
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This paper examines IFAD's experience in working with smallholder farmers across the globe and suggests three major changes in smallholder agriculture...
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This paper reviews the importance of fisheries and aquaculture, with particular reference to poor people in the developing world, and the likely impact of...
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Traditional rangeland fire management
Fire is an important feature in both cultural and ecological contexts in Africa and also contributes CO2 to the atmosphere and reduces terrestrial carbon...
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Young Maasai herder - Adaptive capacity in Tanzanian Maasailand
This paper looks at how Maasai pastoralists in Tanzania adapt to increasing exposure to extreme climate events and institutional changes. Historical customary...
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For decades the Sahel has been presented as suffering from irreversible degradation, leading to desert advancement and the impoverishment of the population....
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This resport presents the results of the second edition of the AfriCAN Climate events held in Nairobi, Kenya, in November 2013. The events, comprising a...
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This paper reviews the importance of fisheries and aquaculture, with particular reference to poor people in the developing world, and the likely impact of...
23-01-2014
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Traditional rangeland fire management
Fire is an important feature in both cultural and ecological contexts in Africa and also contributes CO2 to the atmosphere and reduces terrestrial carbon...
16-01-2014
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3,415
Young Maasai herder - Adaptive capacity in Tanzanian Maasailand
This paper looks at how Maasai pastoralists in Tanzania adapt to increasing exposure to extreme climate events and institutional changes. Historical customary...
16-01-2014
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2,435
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For decades the Sahel has been presented as suffering from irreversible degradation, leading to desert advancement and the impoverishment of the population....
16-01-2014
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2,270
AfriCAN Climate logo.jpg
This resport presents the results of the second edition of the AfriCAN Climate events held in Nairobi, Kenya, in November 2013. The events, comprising a...
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This policy brief outlines a range of endogenous good practices for climate change adaptation and emphasizes on the need for integrating these local knowledge...
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Indigenous knowledge can be summed up as the knowledge of an indigenous community accumulated over generations of living in a particular environment. It is a...
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Farmers in many parts of Africa use indigenous soil and water conserving (ISWC) practices as an integral part of their farming systems. Farmers have developed...
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This article examines the level of awareness that communities in the Niger Delta have of the impacts of climate change, identifying and documenting the...
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This communiqué of the West Africa Learning event on the Community-Based Adaptation is a collective product and shared vision from a diverse range of 36 NGOs...
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For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, and set the world on a path to zero...
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There are several climate funds already in operation before the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This paper draws on the analysis of climate...
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) contains contributions from three Working Groups. Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate...
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The objective of this project funded by the Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) is to increase the knowledge and understanding of...
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Adaptation Coalitions are groups of individuals/ organizations that form alliances around climate change issues in order to achieve shared desired futures that...
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The conference is a networking event to facilitate knowledge exchange across different climate change research projects, networking initiatives and the African...
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Identifying, respecting, and advancing rights associated with forest resources can help ensure effective, efficient, and equitable implementation of efforts to...
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Vegetation degradation, especially the disappearance of woody vegetation and a diminished grass cover, has aroused the concern of the Maasai community (semi-...
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Object of study is the insight of traditional herbalists in the landscape-ecological factors wich control the growth of the plants they use for healing their...
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