forest foods https://fornis.net/taxonomy/term/760?content=All en Digitization of indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicines https://fornis.net/content/digitization-indigenous-knowledge-forest-foods-and-medicines <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Digitization of indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicines</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This paper discusses the digitization of indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicine for the effective management of Ghana’s forest resources. The paper is based on a survey conducted in nine communities in Ghana where primary data were obtained from 606 respondents using in-depth face-to-face interviews. The aim of the study was to assess what knowledge local communities had about products of the forest especially indigenous forest foods and medicine. The findings reveal that local communities have an in-depth knowledge of indigenous forest foods and medicines. They are conversant with what foods and medicines are available in the forests, how they are consumed and when they mature. The study reveals that consumption of indigenous forest foods is on the decline, while the use of traditional medicine is on the ascendancy. The study recommends the promulgation of laws and legal instruments to protect communities from bio-piracy.</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:41</span> <div class="field field--name-field-citat field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Citation</div> <div class="field__item">Sraku-Lartey, M., Acquah S. B., Samar S.B.; and Djagbletey G. D (2017). Digitisation of indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicines, IFLA Journal, p.340035216681326. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0340035216681326.</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">Elsevier Foundation</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/2017-02/digitization_IK.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=664675">digitization_IK.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>649.1 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">en</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Sraku-Lartey, M., Acquah S. B., Samar S.B.; and Djagbletey G. D</div> </div> <a href="/pol" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/765" hreflang="en">Digitization</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/760" hreflang="en">forest foods</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/171" hreflang="en">indigenous knowledge</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/766" hreflang="en">indigenous knowledge systems</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/767" hreflang="en">traditional medicine</a> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:41:33 +0000 sbritwum 709 at https://fornis.net Digitisation of Indigenous Knowledge in the Forestry Sector in Ghana https://fornis.net/content/digitisation-indigenous-knowledge-forestry-sector-ghana <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Digitisation of Indigenous Knowledge in the Forestry Sector in Ghana </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In Ghana, there is hardly any system of recording, documenting and preserving indigenous knowledge (IK) or information, let alone a mechanism for capturing IK to cope with dynamic world needs. An option that can be pursued is for the IK so captured to be digitised and stored for later use. Digitisation is ideal for sharing, exchanging, educating, and preserving indigenous knowledge and cultures. This requires a clear design for metadata standards and procedures, multimedia technologies and appropriate structures for access and use.<br />  </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/24/2016 - 21:08</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj-obj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Objective</div> <div class="field__item"><ol> <li>Identify, capture, document and digitise indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicinal plants.</li> <li>Create a database of indigenous knowledge so identified</li> <li>Share knowledge of useful IK practices and their usage and thereby preserve the information to promote their wider application.</li> <li>Establish a relationship between the knowledge identified and modern science</li> <li>Develop a manual of procedures and best practices to document the knowledge so identified</li> <li>Train researchers, librarians and information management personnel in the management of indigenous knowledge.</li> <li>Explore the importance of indigenous knowledge systems in livelihood and socio-economic development in Ghana</li> <li>Assess the contribution of indigenous knowledge to scientific research</li> </ol> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-invest-proj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Investigators</div> <div class="field__item"><h3>Margaret Sraku-Lartey, Stella Britwum Acquah, Sparklar Samar Brefo, Gloria Djagbletey and Naomi Appiah</h3> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj__ass-prod-pubs field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated products or publications</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="http://m.peacefmonline.com/pages/politics/politics/201610/295874.php"><span>'Prekese' Tipped As Potent Fruit For Curing Hypertension</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.csir-forig.org.gh/tikfom/articles/digitization-traditional-knowledge-forest-foods-and-medicinal-plants-ghana">Digitization of traditional knowledge on forest foods and medicinal plants in Ghana</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ghananewsagency.org/science/forestry-institute-calls-for-digitisation-of-traditional-knowledge-on-plants-109240"><span>Forestry Institute calls for digitisation of traditional knowledge on plants</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ghananewsagency.org/features/linking-indigenous-knowledge-and-science-to-address-challenges-facing-society--108603"><span>Linking indigenous knowledge and science to address challenges facing society</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.intracen.org/itc/blog/market-insider/Online-database-launched-for-Ghanaian-indigenous-knowledge-of-medicinal-plants/"><span>Online database launched for Ghanaian indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://ngonewsafrica.org/?p=16711"><span>Ghana – Forestry Institute records 289 essential food and medicinal plants</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2016/09/28/ghana-establishes-online-database-on-forest-foods-and-medicinal-plants/"><span>Ghana establishes online database on forest foods and medicinal plants</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">Elsevier Foundation</div> </div> <a href="/pol" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/171" hreflang="en">indigenous knowledge</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/760" hreflang="en">forest foods</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/138" hreflang="en">medicinal plants</a> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:08:33 +0000 sbritwum 700 at https://fornis.net