The study disproves the myth that innovation must always be transferred from the lab to the land. It concludes that the indigenous wisdom widely practiced by communities before farming began, are highly relevant for climate change adaptation.
Though climate change affects everyone, indigenous people who live closer to the natural environment, are more vulnerable to the sevariations. However, they are also the first to observe, identify and formulate required strategies to adapt to climate change.
Living Farms, an NGO that works with tribal villages in the eastern state of Odisha, has documented 357 forest foods harvested by tribes in the region. Nutrition experts under NIN studied 63 of them and found them to be high in micronutrients.
“When forests are cut, you are not only displacing unskilled, unorganized, rural people, you are actually displacing highly wise, knowledgeable people,”
Luc Sala on why we need to maintain a balance between the digital and the analogue in life.
These days most people think that digital is the way to go. Digital is progress, and analogue is old-fashioned, even out-of-date. But the difference between analogue and digital should be understood, as it is fundamental in a practical as well as a philosophical context.