The role of ceremonies in preserving cultural diversity and conserving biodiversity for sustainable livelihoods

Exploring cultural diversity and related indigenous knowledge among the Loita Maasai community: Emanyatta oo Lorikan Contributed to the ISE Newsletter by Henri ole Saitabau1 Cultural diversity is an ethnobiological aspect enshrined within the indigenous knowledge systems. Such systems have remained impeccable in practice and have ensured preservation of culture and community distinctiveness among the Loita… Read more »

Wild edible plants in Ethiopia: a review on their potential to combat food insecurity

Contributed by Ermias Lulekal1; Co-authors: Zemede Asfaw2, Ensermu Kelbessa2, Patrick Van Damme1,3 Shared with permission from Afrika Focus (Volume 24, Nr. 2, 2011. pp. 71-121) This work reviews literature on ethnobotanical knowledge of wild edible plants and their potential role in combating food insecurity in Ethiopia. Information on a total of 413 wild edible plants… Read more »