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Organizations relating to Folk Traditions

International Organization of Folk Art / Bergamo, Italy / Est. 1979
World Free Press Institute / San Ramon CA, USA / Est. 1997
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition / Portland OR, USA / Est. 1971
World Malayalee Council / Thiruvananthapuram, India / Est. 1995
International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism / London, UK / Est. 2001
Sounds of Lusofonia Association / Lisbon, Portugal / Est. 1996
African Confederation of Traditional Wrestling Sports / Est. 2006
International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy / Bétête, France / Est. 1990
International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine / Kiel, Germany / Est. 1977
UNESCO Office for the Pacific States / Apia, Samoa / Est. 1984
International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments / Eugene OR, USA / Est. 1988
Centre for Linguistic and Historical Studies by Oral Tradition / Niamey, Niger / Est. 1968
New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union / Ulverston, UK
International School Traditional Aikido / Montceau Les Mines, France
Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1984
Scandinavian Folk High School in Geneva / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1931
European Folklore Institute / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1995
International Society for Folk Narrative Research / Delhi, India / Est. 1959
International Movement for the Defence of and the Right to Pleasure / Bra, Italy / Est. 1989
Institut för Europaeisk Folkelivsforskning, København
Global Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Association / Melbourne, Australia
International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen / Missoula MT, USA / Est. 1973
Caribbean Memory Bank / Est. 1984
Four Directions Council / Saskatoon SK, Canada / Est. 1981
European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association / Utrecht, Netherlands / Est. 2002

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World Problems relating to Folk Traditions

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Stagnated development of agricultural production
Undue political pressure
Loss of traditional forms of social security
Local traditions of cultural isolation
Defective land use planning
Insecure land tenure
Maldistribution of land through customary tenure systems
Elimination of traditional skills
Theft of tradition knowledge for commercial gain
Abuse of traditional cultural expressions of peoples
Abusive exploitation of cultural heritage
Degradation of cultivated land systems
Unproductive subsistence agriculture
Family breakdown
Male domination
Commercialization of art
Erosion of collective memory in traditional cultures
Lack of appreciation of cultural differences
Loss of faith in religion
Experimental religion
Ineffectiveness of tradition-bound small business methods
Outdated religious forms
Restrictive patterns of tradition-bound lifestyle
Unexplored energy alternatives
Laissez-faire response pattern

Action Strategies relating to Folk Traditions

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Incorporating sustainable indigenous management systems for land resources
Keeping alive jewish traditions
Adapting significance of cultural tradition
Preserving traditional rights to natural resources
Applying culture-based knowledge systems
Using agroecology
Conserving vulnerable vegetable germplasm
Destroying rural subsistence economy
Providing alternative to traditional agricultural methodology
Using ethnobotany
Focusing on traditional technologies
Integrating traditional and new technologies
Supporting research on traditional and sustainable production methods
Integrating indigenous knowledge on natural resources
Protecting traditional knowledge
Providing alternative to traditional toilet habits
Upholding traditions
Transforming traditional cultural patterns
Linking established science with indigenous knowledge
Recording cultural information
Providing alternative to traditional community patterns
Respecting sacred traditions
Using patriarchal system
Restricting through patterns of tradition-bound lifestyle
Preserving traditional lifestyle

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