Public Lecture on "Ethnobiology in traditional agriculture and food systems research"

May 16, 2019 | 13:30 h - 14:30 h

Public Lecture / ZEF Colloquium 

Topic: Ethnobiology in traditional agriculture and food systems research

Speaker: Prof. Zbynek Polesný (Czech University of Life Sciences, Department of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences)

Abstract:

TRIBE is a multi-disciplinary research group aiming to preserve plant species diversity and traditional botanical knowledge of local rural communities. Specifically, we study traditional knowledge of indigenous people and small-scale farmers on use patterns, management and ecology of the most culturally important as well as neglected and underutilized plant species as sources of food, medicine and materials. We believe that research raising awareness on the importance and potential of useful biodiversity among local communities, academia, and policy makers may contribute substantially to the human well-being and rural development while preserving biological and cultural diversity.

 

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019. 1:30pm-2:30pm

Venue: ZEF, Right Conference Room (Ground floor)