--
Support Us

Category Archives: Food Security

Reviving Dormant Ethnobotany

Reviving Dormant Ethnobotany BlogFor the vast majority of human evolution ethnobotanical knowledge has been an essential component of human capital relied upon for nutritionally balanced, stable, and locally adapted supplies of foods and medicines from wild plant sources. While traditional ethnobotanical knowledge (TEK) is still critical in a few regions where indigenous cultures and native ecosystems co-exist, in the past three centuries, this knowledge base has gradually eroded and gone extinct in many others. In still other regions, it lies dormant in the memories of elders – mostly women – who retain both skills and knowledge specific to the ecosystems in which they live or were raised.

As increasingly recognized by the sustainable development community and as part of the Continue reading

Follow Sustainable Economy on

National Capital

1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600
Washington DC 20036

Rocky Mountains

347 County Road 55A
Cerrillos, New Mexico 87010

Cascadia

16869 SW 65th Avenue,
Suite 493,
Lake Oswego, OR 97035-7865

(503) 657-7336

css.php