The Future is an Ancient Lake: Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Lake Chad Basin Ecosystems
Caterina Batello, Marzio Marzot, Adamou Harouna Touré, Peter Ervin Kenmore, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Food & Agriculture Org., 2004 - Business & Economics - 307 pages
This art book contains over 350 color photographs by Marzio Marzot, documenting information on traditional food production systems, scientific details and notes from a journey through one of the world' s outstanding region: the Lake Chad Basin in Africa. It provides an insight into the life and customs of the local farmers, fishermen and pastoralists who foster, maintain and utilize biodiversity in their traditional agricultural systems, thereby deploying the knowledge and techniques that they have accumulated over many centuries. FAO promotes the sharing of experiences and awareness related to the role of rural people in conserving and sustainably using agricultural biodiversity. Building on the local knowledge and social organization of farmers is indispensable. The images in this book are a tribute to the knowledge and work of farmers and their care for the land.
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