medicinal plants https://www.fornis.net/taxonomy/term/138?content=All en Digitisation of Indigenous Knowledge in the Forestry Sector in Ghana https://www.fornis.net/content/digitisation-indigenous-knowledge-forestry-sector-ghana <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Digitisation of Indigenous Knowledge in the Forestry Sector in Ghana </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In Ghana, there is hardly any system of recording, documenting and preserving indigenous knowledge (IK) or information, let alone a mechanism for capturing IK to cope with dynamic world needs. An option that can be pursued is for the IK so captured to be digitised and stored for later use. Digitisation is ideal for sharing, exchanging, educating, and preserving indigenous knowledge and cultures. This requires a clear design for metadata standards and procedures, multimedia technologies and appropriate structures for access and use.<br />  </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/24/2016 - 21:08</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj-obj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Objective</div> <div class="field__item"><ol> <li>Identify, capture, document and digitise indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicinal plants.</li> <li>Create a database of indigenous knowledge so identified</li> <li>Share knowledge of useful IK practices and their usage and thereby preserve the information to promote their wider application.</li> <li>Establish a relationship between the knowledge identified and modern science</li> <li>Develop a manual of procedures and best practices to document the knowledge so identified</li> <li>Train researchers, librarians and information management personnel in the management of indigenous knowledge.</li> <li>Explore the importance of indigenous knowledge systems in livelihood and socio-economic development in Ghana</li> <li>Assess the contribution of indigenous knowledge to scientific research</li> </ol> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-invest-proj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Investigators</div> <div class="field__item"><h3>Margaret Sraku-Lartey, Stella Britwum Acquah, Sparklar Samar Brefo, Gloria Djagbletey and Naomi Appiah</h3> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj__ass-prod-pubs field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated products or publications</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="http://m.peacefmonline.com/pages/politics/politics/201610/295874.php"><span>'Prekese' Tipped As Potent Fruit For Curing Hypertension</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.csir-forig.org.gh/tikfom/articles/digitization-traditional-knowledge-forest-foods-and-medicinal-plants-ghana">Digitization of traditional knowledge on forest foods and medicinal plants in Ghana</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ghananewsagency.org/science/forestry-institute-calls-for-digitisation-of-traditional-knowledge-on-plants-109240"><span>Forestry Institute calls for digitisation of traditional knowledge on plants</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ghananewsagency.org/features/linking-indigenous-knowledge-and-science-to-address-challenges-facing-society--108603"><span>Linking indigenous knowledge and science to address challenges facing society</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.intracen.org/itc/blog/market-insider/Online-database-launched-for-Ghanaian-indigenous-knowledge-of-medicinal-plants/"><span>Online database launched for Ghanaian indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://ngonewsafrica.org/?p=16711"><span>Ghana – Forestry Institute records 289 essential food and medicinal plants</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2016/09/28/ghana-establishes-online-database-on-forest-foods-and-medicinal-plants/"><span>Ghana establishes online database on forest foods and medicinal plants</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">Elsevier Foundation</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/171" hreflang="en">indigenous knowledge</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/760" hreflang="en">forest foods</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/138" hreflang="en">medicinal plants</a> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:08:33 +0000 sbritwum 700 at https://www.fornis.net Conservation and utilization of medicinal plants in Ghanaian Forest Fringe Communities https://www.fornis.net/node/173 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Conservation and utilization of medicinal plants in Ghanaian Forest Fringe Communities</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> Goal: To develop conservation and sustainable utilization strategies for medicinal plant species within forest fringe communities of different ecological zones in Ghana.</p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/06/2010 - 14:12</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO)</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/138" hreflang="en">medicinal plants</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/139" hreflang="en">forest fringe communities</a> Tue, 06 Jul 2010 14:12:48 +0000 sbritwum 173 at https://www.fornis.net