Agrobiodiversity (ABD) Walks with the youths

NESFAS
Publié: 17 mai 2022
Dernière modification: 17 mai 2022
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Summary

Agrobiodiversity (ABD) Walks are one of the fundamental tools implemented in our organization. They help in intergenerational knowledge exchange and, at the same time, raise awareness about the diversity of local food plants and the richness of Mother Earth. ABD Walks are targeted particularly at young age groups and take place in the different local food production systems. In these walks, youths are guided by knowledge holders and are introduced to various food plants, wild edibles and medicinal plants. This knowledge is passed down from generation to generation. 

During this activity, local food plants are documented among youths, which leads to increased appreciation of the rich local biodiversity. Apart from getting involved in school activities and getting detached from nature, youths have become more confident in their knowledge of their local landscape and agrobiodiversity.

Classifications

Region
Asie du Sud
Scale of implementation
Local
Ecosystem
Agroforesterie
Écosystème agricole
Theme
Accès et partage des avantages
Acteurs locaux
Connaissances traditionnelles
Gestion des espèces
Indigènes
L'intégration de la biodiversité
Restauration
Sensibilisation et communications
One Health
Systèmes agro-alimentaires
Challenges
Health

Emplacement

Meghalaya, India

Challenges

  1. One major challenge that the solution addresses is to revive and preserve the food plants on the verge of extinction.
  2. Decreased knowledge of local agrobiodiversity, decreased transmission of local knowledge. 
  3. Decreased consumption of wild food plants and local crop varieties among community members, children, youth and even urban population.

Beneficiaries

  • Young children

  • Local knowledge holders

  • Community members

Comment les blocs constitutifs interagissent-ils entre eux dans la solution?

  1. Local knowledge on foods documented.
  2. Local knowledge transform into digital media.
  3. Mapping of areas with rich biodiversity.
  4. Collecting and compiling of data regarding information on local biodiversity.

Impacts

  1. ABD Walks have helped youths of the community to learn and appreciate the rich biodiversity and the importance of protecting Mother Nature and its richness.

  2. There has been an increased consumption of wild edibles among youths.

  3. Domestication of underutilized wild food plants helped prevent them from becoming extinct. 

  4. There is a learning and sharing of traditional knowledge amongst elders and youths.

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Bajanai Diengdoh North East Slow Food & Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS)

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