Conduct and disseminate studies on the participation of farmers and communities in in situ/on-farm conservation, management and sustainable use of PGRFA, including technological, ecological, socioeconomic and cultural aspects.
Studies on in situ/on-farm conservation, management or sustainable use of PGRFA may focus on deepening scientific understanding of farmers’ practices and needs as well as underlying causes, values, social structures (including gender-related), legal requirements or economic outcomes.
Such studies can provide the necessary evidence for targeting and/or designing other measures that support farmers’ and farming communities’ efforts for in situ/on-farm conservation, management and sustainable use of PGRFA and the realization of Farmers’ Rights. They may also contribute to enhancing current practices, e.g. by developing proposals on how such practices may be enhanced or obstacles removed.
Example(s) of possible measures:
- The Three Sisters Project (Canada/North America). Click here
- Preparation of a biocultural identity map in the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve for agro-tourism purposes (Cuba/Latin America and the Caribbean). Click here
- Traditional knowledge of the Andean cosmovision (Peru/Latin America and the Caribbean). Click here