Institute of Indigenous Knowledge (IIK) Options for Food Security through Diversity

This paper describes the rationale and approaches used to establish an Institute of Indigenous Knowledge in Uganda. The process involved a four year process including internship with local herbalists in Uganda.
Cet article décrit la raison d’être et les approches utilisées pour implanter un Institut des connaissances indigènes en Ouganda. Le processus a impliqué un processus de quatre ans, incluant le stage avec des herboristes locaux en Ouganda.
Extended Abstract for Cross Cutting Fields
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East Africa
RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.  This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Cross Cutting Fields.