The Indian delegation better understood the potential for establishing a rice park in the Himalayas, having seen the Potato Park first hand. Members of NGO Lok Chetna Manch were impressed by how Quechua communities generate revenue through crafts and textiles, herbal teas, personal care products and low-impact tourism. Taking a page from the Peru workshop, they brought farmers side by side with plant breeders at a follow up event in India held in July 2013. It was the first time that local farmers had heard scientists value their knowledge.
- Production Date 2013-12-14
- Program Global Program
- Grantee International Institute for Environment and Development
- Language English
- Media Format Web Link
- Program Theme Promoting knowledge systems & biocultural education, Sustaining foodways & livelihoods
- Communication Issue Areas Agrobiodiversity & Food Sovereignty, Resilient Landscapes