traditional knowledge

UNESCO Meet Boosts Traditional Medicine

Jean-Pierre Georges Foucault is a former scientist who is used to dealing with fact and evidence. But when a friend became ill and had excruciating pain, he accompanied her to a traditional healer who, with the placing of his hands, managed to effect a reduction in the pain.

ndigenous people like María Solís grow native varieties of corn, which are more resistant to the impacts of climate change.  Credit:Emilio Godoy/IPS

MEXICO Farmers Use Traditional Knowledge to Deal with Climate Change

Small farmers in Mexico, who receive little institutional support, are drawing on their traditional knowledge to deal with and adapt to climate change, experts say.