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Andean Cultural Affirmation and Cultural Integration in Context: Reflections on Indigenous Knowledge for the In Situ Conservation of Agrobiodiversity

Shepherd, Christopher


This chapter addresses the role of indigenous knowledge (IK) and practices in the conservation of agricultural biodiversity. In the context of Andean communities in southern Peru, it is argued that negotiations between these local communities and conservation bodies need to give as much weight to the interests of farmers and the diversity of their livelihoods, as to the institutional goals and strategies that inform state and non-governmental development efforts, in order to maximize the role...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter


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