Traditional knowledge and human well-being in the 21st century

Traditional knowledge and human well-being in the 21st century

Abstract: 

In this chapter, we highlight the most important issues pertaining to traditionalknowledge. We see these as 1) intellectual property rights; 2) internal communitydifferentiation; 3) differing epistemologies; 4) potential exchange between multiple useforestry and traditional knowledge systems; and 5) links anong knowledge, livelihoodsand land. In our view, "traditional knowledge" and "cosmopolitan" or "scientific knowledge"could contribute to each other in a much more constructive way than is now thecase - to the benefit of both environmental and human diversity and well-being