My Working Area /Indigenous Knowledge (IK)/ is a body of knowledge built up by a group of people through generations of living in close contact with nature. The knowledge is stored in people’s memories and activities. It is expressed in folklore, cultural values, beliefs rituals, community law, local language, equipment, agricultural practices, plant species and animal breeds. The knowledge encompasses wisdom and teachings of a community and is communicated orally. The generic characteristics of this knowledge include its uniqueness to every culture. IK is used to guide, control and explain actions occurring in specific settings based on beliefs and is embedded in a natural environment.
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