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.

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Rural communities in Africa typically rely on rain-fed agriculture and employ a suite of natural indictors to forecast rainfall. In this study Kijazi and co-...
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Crop related strategies used by communities
Adaptation measures to climate change impacts are critical for the rural resource-poor whose livelihoods are tied to the land. In a survey of households...
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Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming...
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People and ecosystems in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) are vulnerable owing to the interaction between unsustainable land-use practices and climate change. This...
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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...
04-08-2014
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This report provides a summary of the joint meeting on available tools for the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, needs...
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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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Common property arrangements govern the subsistence harvest of berries in the Gwich’in region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Some of these arrangements...
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Google Earth view of Ismani
Rural communities in Africa typically rely on rain-fed agriculture and employ a suite of natural indictors to forecast rainfall. In this study Kijazi and co-...
15-09-2014
0
3,169
Crop related strategies used by communities
Adaptation measures to climate change impacts are critical for the rural resource-poor whose livelihoods are tied to the land. In a survey of households...
14-10-2014
0
3,449
604.jpg
Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming...
15-08-2014
0
3,402
World Agroforestry Centre logo.jpg
People and ecosystems in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) are vulnerable owing to the interaction between unsustainable land-use practices and climate change. This...
27-10-2014
0
3,159
ZEF.gif
The conference is a networking event to facilitate knowledge exchange across different climate change research projects, networking initiatives and the African...
12-08-2014
0
2,487
FCMC logo.jpg
Identifying, respecting, and advancing rights associated with forest resources can help ensure effective, efficient, and equitable implementation of efforts to...
04-08-2014
0
2,424
logo UNFCCC.jpg
This report provides a summary of the joint meeting on available tools for the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, needs...
04-08-2014
0
1,914
Common property arrangements govern the subsistence harvest of berries in the Gwich’in region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Some of these arrangements...
31-07-2014
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1,868
This article describes the indigenous knowledge (IK) that agro-pastoralists in larger Makueni District, Kenya hold and how they use it to monitor, mitigate and...
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The CSIR is one the largest Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) organizations in Africa. Both national and global challenges provide the framework...
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The CSIR is one the largest Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) organizations in Africa. Both national and global challenges provide the framework...
15-09-2014
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa? distils the richest material on climate impacts and trends in Africa, and African experiences in...
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The International Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries (also referred to as Open Data in Developing Countries, or ODDC...
15-07-2014
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UNDESERT works to create an improved understanding of the effects of desertification and degradation processes in West Africa and to develop and implement best...
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A new DFID and NERC funded African research programme is recruiting a Senior Lead and Project Manager for its coordination, capacity building and knowledge...
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What opportunities and challenges does climate compatible development present in the context of rapidly growing cities across the African continent, where two...
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This long-term project (35 years) aims to maintain and increase native flora and fauna, improve the soil to reduce the risk of floods and erosion as well as...
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Integrating meteorological and indigenous knowledge-based seasonal climate forec
Reducing the impact of climate variability and change on food production and livelihoods may be achieved by using available climate information to anticipate...
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This report from the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) presents four cases including the Democratic Republic of the...
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The programme was implemented to help increase capacity for adaption and mitigation of climate change and ensure the development and welfare of populations...
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