Module 2, Post 5 – Food and livelihood security of Adivasi communities

The Impact of international developments on the genetic resources of the developing world greatly and deeply affect the livelihood security of rural and tribal communities that depend on them. To tackle these issues, the Gene campaign was established in 1993 as a research and advocacy organization dedicated to food and livelihood security of rural and adivasi communities.

http://genecampaign.org/

The Gene campaign works on a variety of issues such as tribal farmer rights awareness, survey and documentation of indigenous varieties of food, advocacy at the policy making levels, research on the ills of genetically modified crops, developing sustainable and self reliant practices.

Of particular interest is the paper on conserving indigenous knowledge and the hurdles posed by government machinery

http://genecampaign.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Protecting_Indigenous_Knowledge_of_Biodiversity_in_India.pdf

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