People and Plants International (PPI)

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History

1992, as a partnership programme of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK) as an Associate. Previously a joint initiative of Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB) and WWF with the title People and Plants Initiative. Programme ended Dec 2004 when it became independent and adopted current title.

Aims

Support ethno-botanists from developing countries who work with local communities to: study and record use of plant resources; resolve conflict between conservation and over-exploitation of such resources; promote sustainable methods of harvesting non-cultivated plants; ensure that local communities benefit from conservation and use of plant resources.

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Activities

Current programme areas (6): Sustainable resource management; Ethnoecology master's; Returning results; Policy development; Cultural landscapes and indigenous resource rights; Health and Habitat.

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Members

Members in 11 countries
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Subjects *

  • Resources
    • Resources
  • Plant Life
    • Botany
    • Plants
  • Society
    • People
    • Racial, Ethnic Groups
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Crops
  • Economics
    • Resource Utilization
  • Conservation
    • Conservation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

K0537

Last News Received

2009
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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