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Remote Indigenous Gardens Network

RIG Network – working to support local food production in and by remote Indigenous communities for food security, better health, wealth and wellbeing. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land, throug...

Lost Crops of Africa: Volume II, Vegetables

This report is the second in a series of three evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes the characteristics of 18 little-known indigenous...

Lost Crops of Africa: Volume III, Fruits

This book is the third in a series evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes 24 little-known indigenous African cultivated and wild fruits...

The Indigenous Drugs of India: Short Descriptive Notices of the Principal Medicinal Products Met with in British India (2nd Edition)

This is a short descriptive notices of the principal medicinal products met with in British India.  This book is very useful for pharmacologists, botanists, scientists, and those who are working in th field of drug manufactu...

Voices from the Forest: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge Into Sustainable Upland Farming

 

This handbook of locally based agricultural practices brings together the best of science and farmer experimentation, vividly illustrating the enormous diversity of shifting cultivation systems as well as the power of h...

God Spoke Tibetan The Epic Story of the Men Who Gave the Bible to Tibet, the Forbidden Land

God Spoke Tibetan is a fascinating account of the incredible hardship and difficulties which had to be surmounted in an effort to bring the Word of God to the people of Tibet in their language. Essentially, this is the story...

White Witch Doctor: Memories of the Kuna Indians in the San Blas Islands

In 1961 Dr. Gruver and his wife, Jane moved to the Canal Zone in Panama. Daniel served three major Indigenous tribes doing medical missionary work on the islands. Along with his backpack full of medical supplies, he hiked in...

Indigenous Wisdom for Agro-biodiversity, Food Security and Climate Change

Indigenous Wisdom for Agro-biodiversity, Food Security and Climate Change

Endogenous Development in Practice: Towards Well-Being of People and Ecosystems

This book presents a rich variety of examples of endogenous development, or ‘development from within’ from around the globe.  Cases from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Europe show the potential of peoples’ innov...

Contour Farming with Living Barriers

This booklet reflects this focus on encouraging self-sufficiency of persons in rural communities throught the world.  It discusses planting methods for living barriers and other uses for living barriers.

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