Indigenous resource management systems: A holistic approach to nature and livelihoods
Maurizio Farhan-Ferrari
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Blog, 14 March 2012

MORETON-IN-MARSH, UK: In this article, Maurizio Farhan-Ferrari argues that indigenous resource management systems are not only well poised to reduce deforestation rates but also to provide a rich array of experiences, expertise, and practices that can significantly contribute to protecting biodiversity, food security, and sustainable livelihoods in indigenous communities, as well as finding answers to climate change challenges. His conclusions are based on a project called “Forest Peoples, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods,” which provided insight on the sophistication of indigenous and local management systems. Read the article … Read the project case studies and synthesis paper …