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  President Mkapa slams multinationals over bio-piracy
The remarks to this article were made during the launch of the World Bank publication Indigenous Knowledge (IK): Local Pathways to Global Development, at the Tanzania Global Development Learning Centre, 20th October 2004
  President Mkapa wants review of property rights regime
"In many cases, we have lost what has been ours but which has been exploited by others and ultimately even rendered inaccessible to us as original contributors to the value chain of what turned out to be commercially available products", President Mkapa
  Aficans owe their lives to indigenous knowledge
This is an article on the Daily News, October 21st, 2004 after his H.E President Mkapa launched a World Bank publication entitles Indigenous Knowledge: Local Pathways to Global Development, at the Tanzania Global Development Learning Centre.
  Helminth egg hatchability studies in goats
Albizi anthelmintica is a popular medicinal plant among the Maasai Pastoralists used extensively for the control of worms, not only man but also in livestock.
  The Tanga AIDS Working Group
A Traditional Medical Island of Hope. This is a powerpoint presentation of the the groups activities and services among people living with HIV/AIDS.
  Biodiversity and indigenous knowledge in the mountains of Tanzania
The Eastern Arc Mountains form a chain of some of Africa's oldest peaks from southeastern Kenya through Tanzania. Part of this chain are northeastern Tanzania's Usambara Mountains, which have been a focal point of recent efforts aimed at the sustainable development of the tropical moist forest covered slopes.

These forests are both an important component in the multiple livelihood strategies of local people and they provide an important function in the provision of a stable water resource to the densely populated downstream coastal areas including Tanzania's second largest mainland port, Tanga town. Planning is underway to identify and strengthen the benefits of the watershed's forests to local stakeholders.

  Change and stability in the indigenous farming system of the Matengo
The indigenous system in the Matengo Highlands is characterized by the Matengo pit system, which has sustained land productivity for years. Some problems have occured though due to population pressure and the human activities. This paper presents a summary of the findings of the Miombo Woodlands Agro-ecological Research Project which was carried out from 1994 - 1997.
  Indigenous knowledge and irrigation development in Tanzania
Tanzanian experience with irrigation is used to illustrate the important role of indigenous knowledge in developing and managing irrigated agriculture. The paper examines how the selected schemes were constructed, how they are managed, their developmental impact as well as their impact on the environment. The paper narrates two cases where outside interference is resisted by the villagers who ignore inappropriate advice, and the villagers mobilise their own resources to construct their schemes.
  Speech by Hon. Pius Y. Ng'wandu (MP)
Speech by the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Hon. Dr. Pius Y. Ng'wandu (MP) at the launching of the Publication Indigenous Knowledge: Local Pathways to Global Development.
  Speech by Mr. Callisto M. Madavo
This speech was by the Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank at the Launch of: "Indigenous Knowledge: Local Pathways to Global Development", at the Global Development Learning Centre, 20the October 2004
  Speech by the President, H.E B.W. Mkapa - WB IK Book Launch
Speech at the launching of the World Bank Publication, "Indigenous Knowledge: Local Pathways to Global Development", Tanzania Global Development Centre, Dar es Salaam, 20th October 2004.
  Indigenous Knowledge of miombo trees in Morogoro, Tanzania
In forestry policy and theory there is increasing interest in altering the orientation of forest management from state-controlled and professional to community forestry management, making use of indigenous knowledge and skills. This article stresses the need to re-examine the knowledge of forestry and agriculture among the people.
  Gender, Biodiversity and Local Knowledge Systems (LinKS) to Strengthen Agricultural and Rural Development - The Policy Context
This is a consultancy report on an analytical study of the policy context for the Tanzanian project. The study sought to analyze the policy environment for gender, agro-biodiversity and IKS relating to food security in the country and to assess the capacity of key institutions working with policies related to rural men and women knowledge about sustainable use and management of agro-biodiversity for food security.
  Indigenous knowledge - A key weapon in fighting HIV/AIDS
The impact of HIV/AIDS has a devastating impact on the agricultural sector. Hundreds of people in rural areas many of whom work as unskilled labour in the cities are HIV-infected, too ill to work. Another reason is that generations die off prematurely and therefore no knowledge on crops and wild plants is passed on.
  Indigenous Knowledge, Livelihood and Development
This study focuses on indigenous and local knowledge, a field that needs urgent need to document its presence, use, benefits and contribution to the different communities and their development.

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