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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

Repudiation of complementary medicine
Stagnated development of agricultural production
Commercialization of art
Inflexible social care structures
Local traditions of cultural isolation
Defective land use planning
Undue political pressure
Loss of traditional forms of social security
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

Action Strategies relating to Folk Traditions

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Adapting traditional practices for biodiversity conservation
Using agroecology
Using traditional veterinary practices
Protecting traditional knowledge

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